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Catalog Number fic.0445
Object Name Telephone
Description Wall Telephone -- Wooden box with bells on the front and ear-piece on the side. Cranks to call the operator. No dial.

“The wall telephone was becoming more compact. Instruments like this, forrunners of today’s home intercom systems, were in general service. They were ad ertised by Western Electric as “the greatest little step-saver that ever helped a housewife.”
Artist Western Electric