type 121 wall telephone, 1912

Made:
1912 in Chicago

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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.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
Y2003.22.109
Materials:
metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), textile and wood (unidentified)
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Gift of British Telecommunications plc