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Western Electric Telephones87 of 1101900 electrical gadget Western Electric Special 293J Project
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Posted 7 years ago

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This has been in my family, I remember it sitting on my dad's roll top desk when I was a child. Is it what is called a candlestick phone? The patent information takes up two photos, am I reading it right that it dates to 1920? The receiver part is different from others I have seen, you put it on your head.


  1. curtisfiore, 7 years ago
    This is a railroad phone. That is why it has the headset receiver.
  2. SMD SMD, 7 years ago
    curtisfiore: Thanks for the information!
  3. Wendling Wendling, 7 years ago
    Hi S M D,I like the phone, I can still hear one "two longs,and a short".

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