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    Posted 9 years ago

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    from ohio (obviously), not sure how old. piece is solid and heavy either cast brass or copper. any other info please forward to

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    1. potrero potrero, 9 years ago
      Wow! awesome... how big is this?
      Its old - I would say between 1908 and 1921, because that was the Bell logo design then.
    2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 9 years ago
      In 1920 Cleveland Telephone became the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and purchased the Ohio property of the Central Union Telephone Co. In 1921 Ohio State Telephone merged with Ohio Bell. Over the next 4 years, Ohio Bell, based in Cleveland, unified telephone service throughout the state. In 1927 Ohio Bell began introducing dial telephones in Cleveland. So it would be in the 20's. Dave
    3. tomkat779, 9 years ago
      It measures 4" across the bottom and approx. 2 3/4" across the top and is 4" tall. 5/16" thick.
    4. lawat56 lawat56, 9 years ago
    5. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 9 years ago
      why hasn't ttomtucker posted here yet?
    6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 9 years ago
      I have seen these on Ebay and the seller claims that the buried cable marks are from the 1920's. Looking at the Bell logo it follows along the lines of the 21 Bell signs. This is a unusual buried cable marker.
    7. luckyfinds, 7 years ago
      I just stumbled accross one of these this weekend. I actually found it camping and it was laying next to a concrete monument presumable placed by Ohio Bell company at the time. What a lucky find. I do not know any history on this item besides what is posted here. Does anyone have a value on this or is anyone interested?

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