Connecticut Telephone & Electric Co. potbelly desk set with single button in the base.


potbelly (Connecticut Telephone and Electric Company)
Connecticut Telephone and Electric Company
Nickel loss but complete, original condition.


This is a Connecticut Type "C" potbelly desk telephone with a single button in the base. The nickel is not in the best of shape but overall this candlestick is in outstanding condition for its age. Like a lot of Connecticut telephones during this time period, it uses a Holtzer-Cabot outside terminal receiver. Below is a scan right from the Connecticut Telephone & Electric Co. catalog, 1900. Also, see the scan from an original ad in the 1899 issue of Telephone Magazine. Almost identical to this telephone.


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