1898 - Connecticut Telephone and Electric Company

fluted shaft

1898 Connecticut Telephone and Electric Company fluted shaft

Condition

Outstanding original condition

Comments

extremely rare, c. 1898

 

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.