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Magneto Telephone HC132


A black rectangular metal casing on sloping base with handset at top resting in a silver metal cradle. Twisted cloth cord attaches handset to base. Handle at the side rotates.

An early manual telephone. By turning the handle high voltage was produced ringing bells to other phones on the same line or the operator. Often used in rural areas or within offices.

date: Early 20th Century

manufacturer: Ericsson

maximum dimension: 290mm

subject area: Social Science, Technology

subject themes: Communication, Technology

handling collection number: HC132

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