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Desk Telephone HC131

A green plastic 700 series desk telephone. Handset rests in cradle at the top of the phone. Central rotary dial numbered 0 to 9 on the face of the phone.

The most popular choice of telephone worldwide in the 1950s and 1960s. Available in seven colours. These phones were issued by the New Zealand Post Office. By 1960 New Zealand had over six hundred thousand telephones in operation.

date: 1960s
max dimension: 210mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology, The Arts
specific themes: Communications, History

handling collection number: HC131

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