1902 - Lambert Schmidt Telephone Mfg. Co. NY
Beautiful Lambert Schmidt tapered shaft desk stand. This telephone is equipped with an American Coal Grain transmitter and a very unusual brass bottom OST receiver. According to an article in the 1902 issue of Telephony Magazine, "Its business was laid on comparatively small lines. The high character of its apparatus and its conservative methods have brought the name of the company well to the front, and now holds an enviable position as manufacturing strictly high-grade goods." This phone also has a marked transmitter. Please see the original ad from the June 1902 issue of Electrical World and Engineer magazine showing this exact telephone model. There is also a scanned picture of Lambert Schmidt (courtesy of his great grand daughter) from about 1900. The medals on his jacket were for marksmanship. Not only was he a wonderful inventor, he excelled in other interests as well. And finally, there is a fantastic scan from an original Telephony magazine in 1902 showing the Lambert Schmidt Telephone Manufacturing Company team at their exhibit in the 1902 Philadelphia Telephone Convention.