Telephone

Manual Telephone Manufacturing Company, Manufacturer


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Maker and Role
Manual Telephone Manufacturing Company, Manufacturer
Description
Rectangular wooden telephone unit designed to be wall-mounted. Has two semi-spherical metal bells on front surface, and a hole underneath with a metal screw thread inside. Black bakelite conical mouthpiece screws into this hole. On left-hand side is metal receiver attached to wooden unit via brown plaited cord. Metal receiver stand sits on left-hand side. The right hand side of the unit has a metal crank with a black bakelite handle. Front surface of unit is hinged, and opens to reveal enclosed 3-bar generator.
Media/Materials
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
1514 / SS / New York - Chicago Engraved
Accession No
2002.23.2
Credit Line
Manual Telephone Manufacturing Company. Telephone, 2002.23.2. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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