wall telephone no. 3, 1880-1910

Made:
1880-1910 in United Kingdom
maker:
Ericsson
and
General Post Office

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Wall telephone No. 3, made by Ericsson for the General Post Office, British, 1880-1910.

Wall Telephone No 3 was designed for central battery telephone systems, where the power for speech and signalling was drawn from a battery at the telephone exchange, rather than a 'local battery' associated with each individual telephone.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1959-306/1
Materials:
metal (unknown), paint, plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 490 mm x 260 mm x 320 mm, 5.02 kg
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
From the Post Office Engineering Department