Telephone, GPO Candlestick; Unknown Maker; 1920-1930; ZLB.673
Telephone, GPO CandlestickAbout this object
This 'British made 'candlestick' telephone from the 1920's features a mouth piece (transmitter) mounted at the top of the stand, and a receiver (ear phone) that was held by the user to the ear during a call. When the telephone was not in use, the receiver rested in the fork of the switch hook protruding to the side of the stand, thereby disconnecting the audio circuit from the telephone network.
inorganic, processed materials, metals, metal alloy, brass
inorganic, processed materials, plastic
organic, vegetal, processed materials, textile, felt
organic, vegetal, processed materials, textile, cotton
h 310 mm x w 180 mm x d 170 mm
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