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    Posted 12 years ago

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    We bought this as a Linemans Phone manufactored by Holtzer Cabot. I dont know if its true as we cant find any information on it

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    1. lauratheexplorer, 12 years ago
      hi i have something similar/ is it possible to see inside thanks
    2. jdcross, 12 years ago
      More photos added
    3. jdcross, 12 years ago
      Thanks for looking at this Laura. Much appreciated
    4. lauratheexplorer, 12 years ago
      ok my version is different as its australian and when u open it up theres a speaker and knobs...the workings are completely out of sight...but i think yours is definately eithet a telephone or telegraphic tester...quite rare out this way, as i have only seen a hand full in 30 years..
    5. jdcross, 12 years ago
      Thanks so much Laura. We purchased this from a deceased estate of a telephone and communications collector in Grand Rapids Michigan. We suspect it might be a Ww1 trench phone as it has no dialing capabilities and a horn ear piece. Our theory is, that would make it mid 20's or earlier.
      Thanks for your information
    6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 12 years ago
      The Holtzer-Cabot Telephone Comapny was formed in Boston 1889 by Charles Holtzer who has acquired the stock and machinery from the Charles Williams,Jr Co., the machine shop of the first telephone. Your lineman test telephone was manufactured around 1902.
    7. jdcross, 12 years ago
      Thanks for the further information Tom. It's much appreciated and insightful. Just received our 1902 Monach wall phone from New York and will post soon

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