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    Posted 3 years ago

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    I don't yet (why not?) have my own old wood-box telephone, but I've got this...?? ;-) :-) :-)

    Original early 1900's (or older) telephone receiver/earpiece. Black bakelite handle reading "STROMBERG CARLSON TELEPHONE MFG. CO." around its top where its original cloth cord comes out of it, a separate black bakelite 'earpiece' part also screws on and off of its otherwise nickel plated brass 'bizness end', itself also stamped "STROMBERG CARLSON PAT JUN 12" with two more digits I can't quite make out, maybe (18-?) 94.

    Pic 4 shows it with the handle unscrewed to show some of its working parts inside. It measures about 6" tall and 2" across its widest, the typical size of such things.

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 3 years ago
      Nice Receiver!! My phone did ring when I cranked it years ago. Maybe someone wired it to ring. A friend of mine found a wooden handle receiver in his barn stuff years ago!!! Pat. date was the year Bell invented it. He got 3 Grand for it. Hang tight to yours!!!
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      Kera, I'm trying to help Floridagaldeb as much as I can via comments/advice, but not nearly ready to part with my phone receiver mostly because it was a gift from a treasured friend years ago, also because it technically is probably just a wee bit too old (or otherwise incorrect) for FLdeb's phone. Hers would have probably been equipped with a more commonly used (to the best of my knowledge, which admittedly might be wrong?) handheld receiver made of mostly all black bakelite.
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      Thanks again keramikos and yougottahavestuff for your comments, also to Vynil33rpm, Newfld, vetraio50, ttomtucker, MALKEY, fortapache, hotairfan, iggy, EJW-54 & blunderbuss2 for stopping by, having a look, and leaving your <love it> button taps behind! :-) :-) :-)

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