Couch & Seeley No. 97 potbelly desk set.


potbelly (Couch & Seeley Co.)
Couch & Seeley Co.
Mint original condition.


Beautiful, rare Couch & Seeley No. 97 potbelly desk set with a marked transmitter and marked outside terminal long pole receiver. This looks almost identical to the Whitman & Couch potbelly except for the switch hook and the thumb screws. Both telephone manufacturers used the same plant and telephone parts to assemble their phones.  Please see the original ads from an 1899 Telephone Magazine and others, and a letterhead from a bill sent in September, 1900, all of which show this candlestick. This telephone is in near perfect condition for its age and completely original.


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