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The telephone you stashed away in your attic years ago is likely to be a magnificent treasure today! Enjoy this wonderful depiction of innovative telephones in over 500 color photographs tracing the development of the telephone from Bell's first experimental equipment. The book pictures exquisite examples of wooden box phones, vanities, upright "candlesticks," and desk stand or "cradle" phones, including some Canadian and European models.

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Overview

The telephone you stashed away in your attic years ago is likely to be a magnificent treasure today! Enjoy this wonderful depiction of innovative telephones in over 500 color photographs tracing the development of the telephone from Bell's first experimental equipment. The book pictures exquisite examples of wooden box phones, vanities, upright "candlesticks," and desk stand or "cradle" phones, including some Canadian and European models.

This volume has become an important reference for the novice and avid telephone collector alike, with full descriptions of the numerous telephone companies and manufacturers and, in this 3rd edition, an updated value guide. This is the most expansive work ever compiled on collecting antique telephones, helping it become a growing and exciting hobby.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764303524
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 173
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.01 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6
Chapter 1 The Invention 7
Chapter 2 The First Telephones
Bell vs. Western Union 12
Coffins 17
Switchboards 22
String Phones 24
Vanities 29
Chapter 3 Wooden Wall Telephones 31
Chapter 4 Pay Phones 58
Chapter 5 Intercoms 70
Chapter 6 Upright Desk Stands or "Candlesticks" 85
Chapter 7 Cradle Telephones and Color Phones 120
Chapter 8 Novelty Telephones 141
Chapter 9 Memorabilia 146
Chapter 10 List of Companies 158
Chapter 11 List of Clubs, Telephone Pioneers of America 174
Bibliography 175
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