Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Mfg. Co. “flip top” desk stand.

1896

model
flip top (Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Manufacturing Company)
manufacturer
Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Manufacturing Company
condition
Renickled, repainted base, but all parts are present. No base plate (not sure it ever had one)

About

Stromberg-Carlson "flip top" desk stand with unique transmitter and switch hook that, when the receiver was removed, would flip down for the caller to speak into. It's been said that this Stromberg-Carlson design was created to get around Bell's switch hook patent that was set to expire in 1894.  Outstanding original and very rare upright telephone.  The coil and wires are in the base but no base plate. Single scan from a Stromberg catalog in 1896.

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