1898 - Wilhelm Telephone Mfg. Company

fluted on cast base

1898 Wilhelm Telephone Mfg. Company fluted on cast base

Condition

Mint, original condition.

Comments

c.1898-1905

 

This is a Wilhelm No. 10 automatic intercommunicating portable desk set with a round cast metal base equipped for 10 station calling. It was suitable for offices, banks and other places where the surroundings demanded an elaborate instrument. The Wilhelm double diaphragm transmitter was distinctive and quite unique. 'Solid' outside terminal receiver. Faded tag on the front of base. Wilhelms are some of the most beautiful and desireable candlesticks around. One scan is a great old photograph of an office using a Wilhelm telephone and the other is taken from an original Wilhelm sales brochure.