'Silvertown Set' telephone with Blake transmitter, 1879-1890

Made:
1879-1880 in Silvertown
maker:
India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company Limited
1923-211: National Telephone Company ordinary receiver, unknown maker for the National Telephone Company, probably

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1923-211: National Telephone Company ordinary receiver, unknown maker for the National Telephone Company, probably
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'SIlvertown Set' wall telephone, India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company, Silvertown, London, 1879-1880. With Blake transmitter, trembler bell, push button and switch hook, and stamped "National Telephone Co. Ltd.".

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1915-203
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), ivory, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by the General Post Office