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Telephone

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Artifact no.
1978.0023.001
Manufacturer
Conn. Tel. & Elec. Co. Inc.
Manufacturer Location
Meriden, Connecticut, United States of America
Manufactured Date
Circa 1900
Context Function
TO TRANSMIT & RECEIVE TELEPHONE SIGNALS.
Context Technical
GOOD EXAMPLE OF OUTSIDE SWITCH HOOK CANDLESTICK SET.
Description
BRASS BASE, SHAFT, SWITCH HOOK, XMTR. COVER & BRACKET, PUSH BUTTON GROMMET, & INTERIOR BASE & RECEIVER TERMINALS/ STEEL INSETRECEIVER DIAPHRAGM & INSET RECEIVER FRONT/ BAKELITE RECEIVER, MOUTHPIECE, TERMINAL PLATE, PUSH BUTTON & WIRE GROMMET/ WOODEN INSET RECEIVER COIL END/ COTTON COATED WIRE.
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
NICKEL PLATED BRASS, EXCEPT PUSH BUTTON GROMMET, SHAFT PARTS (1 PART PAINTED BLACK), SWITCH HOOK AND TERMINALS/ BLACKPAINTED STEEL RCVR DIAPHRAGM (1 SIDE); & INSET XMTR FRONT/ BLACK BAKELITE, EXCEPT BROWN TERMINAL PLATE/ BROWN, RED, BLUE & GREEN COVERED WIRE/ VARNISHED WOOD
Artifact Markings
INCISED XMTR. FRONT COVER: 'CONNECTICUT/ THE CONN. TEL. & ELEC. CO. INC./ MERIDEN, CONN. U.S.A./ PATENTED'/ INCISED RECEIVER END: '1932'.
Artifact Missing
BELL BOX/ TELEPHONE BOTTOM PLATE/ 2 XMTR. SCREWS (ONE BROKEN).
Group 1
Communications
Category 1
Telephony
Subcategory 1
Telephones
Material
metal->brass;metal->steel;synthetic->bakelite;wood->;fibre->cotton
Width
13.2 cm