Phoenix Electric Telephone Co. No. 7 (pencil shaft) desk stand.

1896

model
pencil shaft (Phoenix Electric Telephone Co.)
manufacturer
Phoenix Electric Telephone Co.
condition
Original nickel is completely gone, only brass is showing, but in outstanding, original condition.

About

Wonderful Phoenix Interior Telephone Company No. 7 (pencil shaft) desk stand. This model includes the Sutton patented microphone and is Phoenix's claim to fame.  The catalog says, "When you have a Sutton Patented Granular Carbon Transmitter, you have the 'Standard of Merit'. Guaranteed to give satisfaction in every case or money refunded. Sensitive and poswerful for long or short distances; will not pack or change its adjustment."  This candlestick has a marked transmitter (trademark logo), steerhorn switch hook with an outside terminal long pole receiver. The scans are from an original Phoenix advertisement and an actual Phoenix catalog. The catalog image shows a "rope shaft" (left side of page) that is very similar to this straight shaft candlestick. The nickel plating is worn off but the telephone is in outstanding original condition.

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