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Posted 4 years ago


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This 1897 Viaduct wall telephone is referred to as a "paddle phone" because of the paddle being used in place of a hookswitch. A Dec 1894 ad that Viaduct ran in a trade magazine; " Our arm rest magneto bell is the most convenient form of bell ever made for telephone users who well know how tiresome it is to hold a receiver to a ear during a long conversation. This simple device obviates all the weariness, making it easy and pleasant to use the telephone. An automatic switch is unnecessary with this bell; the arm rest answers the purpose". The Viaduct telephone took me several months to restore and it is now hanging on my office wall.


  1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    Thank you officialfuel and mtn_man
  2. a7xch04, 4 years ago
    That is a beautiful phone... Can you help me identify mine? its a Western Electric and thats all i no
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    Steeltoad, thank you for your comment. I am working on another phone this time it's a switchboard.
  4. BLACKBLIGHT, 2 years ago
    tom you have some brilliant phones, thanks for sharing
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Thank you BLACKLIGHT

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