Antique Candlestick Telephones

Candlestick telephones, also known as “upright desk stands,” first gained popularity in the 1880s as the telephone became an important piece of technology for modern businesses. A standard candlestick phone included a base, stem, mouthpiece, and receiver. The earliest candlesticks had wooden receivers and bases. Eventually, phones were made primarily from nickel-plated brass and Bakelite or hard rubber parts. Most turn-of-the-century...Continue Reading
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