1894 - TW Ness
Fantastic T.W. Ness, model No. 786 N., automatic desk set mounted on a light japanned iron base, making it a convenient form of instrument for desk or table purposes. A special feature of this instrument is an automatic switch return by means of which the switch is brought back automatically to its normal point after conversation is finished. This system is particularly suitable for connecting the different departments of factories, warehouses, offices, banks colleges, etc. No central office for making different connections is required. (This description came from original marketing materials). Correct Holtzer Cabot OST receiver. Please see the picture and description of this telephone from the original late 1890s catalog.