Telephone, GPO Candlestick; Unknown Maker; 1920-1930; ZLB.673

Name/Title

Telephone, GPO Candlestick

About 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.

Maker

Unknown Maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1920-1930

Period

1920s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, Birmingham

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed materials, metals, metal alloy, brass
inorganic, processed materials, plastic
organic, vegetal, processed materials, textile, felt
organic, vegetal, processed materials, textile, cotton

Measurements

h 310 mm x w 180 mm x d 170 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

ZLB.673

Copyright Licence  

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