Unknown manufacturer.

1899

model
straight shaft (unknown)
manufacturer
unknown
condition
Dirty and chipped receiver, but very good original condition.

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This is a really neat desk set. Rather than having a traditional switch hook to hold the receiver, instead the watch case receiver has a peg on the back and the peg fits into a spring loaded slot on the post of the telephone. It may have been designed to get around the Bell switch hook patent or maybe it was just a novel idea to build a more efficient telephone. The transmitter has no markings and, although it is sitting on a familiar base, I have no idea who made this telephone.  Never seen another like it, but all the working parts are there, so consider this one extremely rare.

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