Facsimile 1865 homemade telephone, 1888

Made:
1888 in Dublin
maker:
Stephen Mitchell Yeates

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Facsimile of the telephone made in 1865 by Mr Stephen Mitchell Yeates (improved Reis telephone), also made by Stephen
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Facsimile of the telephone made in 1865 by Mr Stephen Mitchell Yeates (improved Reis telephone), also made by Stephen
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Facsimile of the telephone made in 1865 by Mr Stephen Mitchell Yeates (improved Reis telephone), also made by Stephen
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Facsimile of the telephone made in 1865 by Mr S. M. Yeates (improved Reis telephone), also made by S M Yeates, Dublin, Ireland, 1888.

This is a copy of telephone receiver originally made by S M Yeates, an instrument maker of Dublin, Ireland, who made improvements to the Reis receiver, which was invented in 1854. Yeates' receiver was demonstrated using a Reis transmitter at a meeting of the Dublin Philosophical Society held in November 1865. This copy was also made by Yeates, in 1888.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1916-54
Materials:
copper (alloy), metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by Mr A. A. Cambell Swinton

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