1897 - American Electric Telephone Company

pencil shaft

1897 American Electric Telephone Company pencil shaft

Condition

Original nickel has worn off but the telephone is in outstanding original condition (there is no baseplate).

Comments

Extremely rare. c. 1897-1898

 

Fantastic, very early American Electric pencil shaft with watch case receiver.  The nickel plating is gone but this candlestick is in remarkable original condition.  The heavy cast base is marked as well as the face of the transmitter.  Extremely rare candlestick.