Mianus Electric Co. rope shaft desk set.

1898

model
rope shaft desk set (Mianus Electric Co.)
manufacturer
Mianus Electric Co.
condition
Empty base and not sure the switch hook is factory, but telephone and base are original. Nickel plating has worn off.

About

Extremely rare Mianus rope shaft desk top telephone with watch case receiver.  The switch hook assembly may not have come from the factory on this particular desk stand and all of the nickel plating has worn off. This telephone has nothing in the base, but the base and telephone itself are completely original. Please see the scan of an original 1898 Mianus catalog showing this telephone model. And a second scan showing an even earlier, 1896 Mianus telephone. As a display phone, it would be hard to find a more beautiful original model.

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