This is a rare and special set. The AE40 is the most beautiful Art Deco bakelite set ever made. This example is outfitted with original chrome banded handset, chrome fingerwheel, and new original stock Extensicord - even comes with the original tag! The Extensicord is a very hard to find item in new old stock - this one was sealed in moisture proof packaging for 50 years and is as fresh as it was in 1958. The transmitter element inside the handset is also new old stock, so your voice will sound crisp and clear to those you are calling. The phone has original brass straight-line double gong ringer, which works great on modern lines. Of course it is wired with a modular line cord so it is ready to plug right in. As with every phone I sell, this set comes with a lifetime warrantee and a satisfaction guarantee.