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Candlestick Telephones23 of 95My Candlestick phoneI have a western electric 323 w scissor phone patented on may 11 1909 that my grandfather gave to me.
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    Posted 5 years ago

    SharpShoot…
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    This is a Callophone Co. phone of some sort... I think it may have been a PA system due to the big speaker... It clearly is some sort of portable talking instrument that is battery operated. I can't find anything like it on the internet or elsewhere. The only Callophones I have seen are hifi record players from around 1920's. This phone has a patient date written around the speaking piece with the dates of Mar 19, 1907 and Apr 14, 1908. The Case that has a plug installed into the side of it. It also has a long cord inside on a wheel that plugs into a battery box of some sort. The phone itself plugs into the system and has accessories.
    It has a stamped tag with a Type No. of what appears to be C4311 and a Serial No. of 3.
    Any additional information anyone may have is appreciated.

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    1. SharpShootinShell, 5 years ago
      Looking for any information about this wonderful contraption. I bought this at a garage sale in upstate Michigan.
    2. rlwindle rlwindle, 2 years ago
      Check this out Callophone info begins near the bottom of the first column. https://books.google.com/books?id=9KxLAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA2953&lpg=PA2953&dq=Callophone&source=bl&ots=NdOM17vU5f&sig=ACfU3U1nDkhSei6QnqVQrJ9wimzDayG7Jg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiN3oWjpMjgAhVSS60KHadIAZQQ6AEwCnoECAQQAQ#v=onepage&q=Callophone&f=false

      You can also purchase a book on it from 1920 at
      https://books.google.com/books/about/Callophone_Radio_Products.html?id=YicfHAAACAAJ

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