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Intercom

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Artifact no.
1978.0205.001
Manufacturer
Connecticut Telephone & Electric Co.
Manufacturer Location
Meriden, Connecticut, United States of America
Manufactured Date
Circa 1920
Context Function
USED FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN PARTS OF THE SAME BUILDING OR ADJACENT BUILDINGS
Description
BRASS FRONT PLATE, TRANSMITTER & SWITCH HOOK/ BAKELITE RECEIVER, TRANSMITTER MOUTHPIECE & PUSH BUTTONS/ METAL GONGS, COIL, CONDENSOR & INSET RECEIVER COVER/ ALUMINUM INSET RECEIVER COVER/ WOODEN SCREW PLATE/ TAPED SCREWS/ COTTON WRAPPED WIRE
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
BROWN BAKELITE RECEIVER COVER/ BLACK BAKELITE TRANSMITTERMOUTHPIECE, RECEIVER BASE & PUSH BUTTONS/ LACQUERED WOODEN SCREW PLATE/ ALUMINUM INSET RECEIVER COVER PAINTED BLACK ON ONE SIDE, LACQUERED ON THE OTHERNICKLE PLATED STEEL GONG & CLAPPER
Artifact Markings
ENGRAVEDIN BRASS TRANSMITTER FRONT IS: 'CONNECTICUT [TOP]/ THE CONN.TEL. & ELEC. CO. INC./ MERIDEN. CONN. U.S.A./ PATENTED [BOTTOM]'/ EMBOSSED IN BAKELITE RECEIVER IS: 'NORTHERN ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED/ PAT. 1918 144'
Group 1
Communications
Category 1
Telephony
Subcategory 1
Intercommunications equipment
Material
metal->brass;metal->aluminum;synthetic->bakelite;wood->;fibre->cotton
Length
16.0 cm
Width
15.8 cm