Telephone, Ericsson Magneto 'Skeletal Type'; Ericsson; 1895-1930; ZLB.194

Name/Title

Telephone, Ericsson Magneto 'Skeletal Type'

About this object

This desk telephone was designed by Lars Magnus Ericsson who provided the practical design and engineering for the first hand sets which combined receiver and transmitter, supported horizontally in a cradle, in a single unit. His design went on to set the standard for all 20th-century variants of desk telephones and from a design standpoint is considered as the inspiration for all landline telephones. Later models, that encased the original open design, echoed the changes in the industrial aesthetic norm.

Maker

Ericsson

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1895-1930

Period

1900s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Nottinghamshire, Beeston

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, metals, metal alloy, brass
inorganic, processed materials, metals, nickle
inorganic, processed materials, metal, metal alloy,steel
inorganic, processed materials, metals, copper
organic, processed
inorganic, processed materials, plastic, bakelite

Inscription and Marks

THE BRITISH L. M. ERICSSON Mfg Co Ltd BEESTON NOTTS

Measurements

h 310 mm x w 270 mm x d 140 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

ZLB.194

Copyright Licence  

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