Posted 7 months ago
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.