Telephone, Automatic Dial; Unknown Maker; 1950-1960; ZLB.787

Name/Title

Telephone, Automatic Dial

About this object

This black automatic dial telephone is from the 1950s when automatic dial phones were being introduced into New Zealand. The rubber shoulder pad wedge on the unit allowed the phone to be comfortably held between the head and shoulder meaning that both the users hands were free to do other things. Additionally, this model has a draw at the front which pulls out to reveal a plastic casing in which the owner could keep phone listings in.

Maker

Unknown Maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1950-1960

Period

1950s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic, bakelite?
organic, processed material, vegetal, plant extract, latex, rubber
inorganic, processed material, metal, silver metal, alloy, steel?
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cotton
inorganic, processed material, metal, copper

Measurements

h 200 mm x w 230 mm x d 190 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Object Type

equipment

Object number

ZLB.787

Copyright Licence  

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