Unknown manufacturer.

1898

model
straight shaft (unknown)
manufacturer
unknown
condition
Appears to be in excellent condition.

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This really is an outstanding candlestick telephone with several extremely unique features. First, it has a locking mechanism under the switch hook that may have been designed to get around the Bell switch hook patent.  It also has a rotating transmitter that rotates 360 degrees.  Early steerhorn switch hook and a long pole receiver. It has its original wiring, coil and terminal strip inside the base. There is no doubt that it is an original telephone but there are no markings on it.  One day a photo will surface that authenticates it.  For now, the maker is unknown.

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