Type 121 wall telephone, made by the Automatic Electric Company, Chicago, United States, 1912.
This type of telephone was used with Britain's first automatic telephone exchange, installed at Epsom in 1912. It was made by the Automatic Electric Company, of Chicago, USA. Users could choose between a wall telephone, like this one, or a candlestick design.
- Object Number:
- component - object
- Gift of British Telecommunications plc
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
View manifest in IIIF viewer
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.