1898 - Connecticut Telephone and Electric Company
Here is another fantastic, extremely rare original candlestick in near mint condition. It is a Connecticut fluted shaft on a decorative nickel plated iron base. I have several other telephone models that used this ornate iron base, but none of them are in this good a shape. It was not uncommon for Connecticut to purchase telephone parts from other large manufacturers and then add their own parts and transmitter. The receiver is a Holtzer-Cabot outside terminal receiver which was used on the earlier Connecticut candlesticks.