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Wall Telephone - Telephone Manufacturing Company, circa 1925 Object Reg. No: ST 021802

Summary:
Wall telephone manufactured by the Telephone Manufacturing Company Ltd (TMC), circa 1925. The dial was required to be set first to the number required, when the action in removing the handset from the hook allowed the dial to commence rotating. As each line had a selector permanently attached there was no necessity for time before dialling for any pre-switching purposes.
Description:
Wall mounted wooden box with dial on front and metal bell at bottom. Metal rod with hook on the left hand side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from S. Le Breton, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 240 mm (Height), 197 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: telephones, communications
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telephony
Tertiary Classification: telephones
Inscriptions: Around metal edge of dial: PATENT Nos 205897/205208 14614/13
On dial: [Numbers from Zero to 50] TURN DIAL UNTIL NUMBER REQD/APPEARS OPPOSITE POINTER/REMOVE HANDSET & SPEAK
On back of box: [Illeg.]/7 4 25/257
Manufacturer: Telephone Manufacturing Company Ltd, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1925

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