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

1899

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

About

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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