Sumter Telephone Mfg. Co. for the U.S. Coast Guard Signal Corps.

1907

model
U.S. Coast Guard (Sumter Telephone Manufacturing Company)
manufacturer
Sumter Telephone Manufacturing Company
condition
Outstanding original condition.

About

This is a special desk set made by the Sumter Telephone Manufacturing Company for the U.S. Coast Guard Signal Corps. It is a screw top split shaft with a transmitter tag that says: "U.S.C.C-CB". On the base is a tag that says "Desk Stand, Common Battery U.S. Signal Corps. No. 1350". Also has a marked Sumter receiver. Several telephone companies manufactured telephones for the military, even before the turn of the century. This is a historically significant telephone found in the New York area.

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