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Posted 3 years ago

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I have an old Swedish or Norwegian wooden wall phone from the very early 1900s. The main section of the phone with the inner works has a very small keyhole and I can find nothing that will open the case. The phone is quite heavy and I am wondering what exactly is inside the case? I assume a battery and some other works. Can anyone enlighten me as to what resides inside these old wall phones?
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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    It's not an Ericsson Wall Phone, Model AB 530.
    But it is based upon it!
    It's a Danish phone!

    "In 1892 Emil Moeller (usually spelled Moller) started his own manufacturing company, Emil Moller Telefonfabrikker, at Horsens. Over the years he produced many telephones for KTAS and the other Danish companies. Some used unbranded Ericsson parts and most were based on Ericsson styles, so his early phones are often mistaken for Ericssons. Generally he simplified the rather ornate Ericsson designs to produce a restrained and economic local product . The number that survived in use until after the Second World War is an indicator of their quality." (bobsoldphones)

    I think this one was for the Danish Municipal Telephone Company of the Island of Funen.

  2. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Your telephone was manufactured by L.M. Ericcson of Stocklohm, Sweden around 1903. The top half under the shelf hold the magneto and bottom half houses the two dry cell batteries.
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Your telephone was manufactured by L.M. Ericcson of Stocklohm, Sweden around 1903. The top half under the shelf hold the magneto and bottom half houses the two dry cell batteries.

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