Siemens Neophone telephone, 1929

Made:
1929
maker:
Siemens Brothers and Company Limited

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Telephone, 82A/A32/A13, with dial switch, 5LA.A - neophone
Science Museum Group Collection
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Telephone, 82A/A32/A13, with dial switch, 5LA.A - neophone
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Telephone, 82A/A32/A13, with dial switch, 5LA.A - neophone
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Telephone, 82A/A32/A13, with dial switch, 5LA.A - neophone
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Telephone, 82A/A32/A13, with dial switch, 5LA.A - neophone
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Siemens Neophone 82A/A32/A13 telephone with dial switch, 5LA.A., 1929

This was a great technical advance when it was introduced by the Post Office as Type 162 in 1929, after joint development with the Siemens company. The phone used new circuitry, a new kind of microphone and an improved receiver to give louder, better quality speech over longer lines. The microphone, unlike that in the famous 'candlestick' phone, would work when tilted to any angle and so could be incorporated into the simple one-piece handset we take for granted today. It was also one of the first to make extensive use of plastics.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1929-897
credit:
Siemens Bros. & Co. Ltd.

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