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Old 7th Jan 2021, 4:47 pm   #1
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Hi,
Just thought I'd post a couple of pics of this early telephone I spotted at a friend's house.
The label on it refers to the installer, rather than the maker, I think.
The bakelite mouth piece is missing, and it had a handset rather than just an ear phone.
Just wondering if there's info out there about its origins?
Thanks in advance.
Cheers, Pete.
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This typically would be an "upgrade" to an electric bell circuit for summoning ones servant more effectively.
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Old 7th Jan 2021, 6:42 pm   #3
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The bakelite mouth piece is missing, and it had a handset rather than just an ear phone.
I assume that handset is a later modification with its transmitter superseding the one on the front. It would presumably have had a watch-type receiver.
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https://electronics.stackexchange.co...or-entry-phone

I love the way the brass hinges are used for the electrical connection to the (original) transmitter!
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That seems to be fairly standard on these sort of 'phones. They seem to maintain a fairly reliable connection on the ones I have.
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