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Magneto Telephone HC132

A black rectangular metal casing on sloping base with handset at top resting in a silver metal cradle. Twisted cloth cord attaches handset to base. Handle at the side rotates.

An early manual telephone. By turning the handle high voltage was produced ringing bells to other phones on the same line or the operator. Often used in rural areas or within offices.

date: Early 20th Century

 

manufacturer: Ericsson

maximum dimension:
290mm

 

subject area: Social Science, Technology

 

subject themes: Communication, Technology

 

handling collection number: HC132

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