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Telephone - Blake Transmitter & Pancake Receiver, circa 1905 Object Reg. No: ST 009079

Battery call telephone box with Blake transmitter and pancake receiver.
Wall mounted phone with a rectangular varnished hardwood box fixed to a hardwood back panel. It has decorative mouldings on the edges and a metal domed bell is fixed to the back plate below the wooden box. A metal striker emerges from the bottom of the box to strike the bell.

Handpiece is attached to box via a cable at the base of the box with a braided red and blue textile cover. An oval lacquered hardwood handle is rebated to fit a plastic ear piece and a metal hook extends from the top of the handle.

Black painted metal speaker is mounted in the centre of the wooden box with a plastic copper alloy push button located below it to one side.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 280.00 mm (Height), 103.00 mm (Width), 190.00 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Box unit - not including handpiece

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Tagged with: telephones, transmitters
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telephony
Tertiary Classification: telephones
Inscriptions: Top of wooden box impressed with the the letters; "Z", "K", "KE" and "L" to identify the connections.
Date Manufactured: United States of America, circa 1905

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