Summary

Small wall mounted telephone manufactured about 1920. Brassware has been polished and set painted to make wood grain effect.

Physical Description

Wooden box painted to give wood grain effect with two brass bells on top , brass handset on the left hands side with a textile cord and a brass receiver on the front with silver metal dial.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Acquisition Information

    Purchase

  • Date Manufactured

    circa 1920

  • Inscriptions

    On dial: [Numbers from 1 to 0] A B F J L M U W X Y/TELEPHONE No/[Handwritten] FU5776/LISTEN/BEFORE/CALLING/PULL DIAL/ROUND TO/STOP & LET GO On front of receiver: 28 CB.1

  • Classification

    Communications, Telephony, Telephones

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline

    Technology

  • Type of item

    Object

  • Overall Dimensions

    225 mm (Width), 220 mm (Depth), 245 mm (Height)
    Length of cord: 750mm

  • Object Dimensions

    136 mm (Height)
    Measurement of handset only.

  • Dimensions

    255 mm (Length), 95 mm (Width), 245 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. Measuring Method: Maximum dimensions including mouthpiece

  • Maximum dimensions

    243 mm (Length), 233 mm (Width), 198 mm (Height)
    Measurement From Conservation. Approximate dimensions with object lying flat on the table.

  • Keywords

    Telephones