|MAGNETO TABLE TELEPHONES
TABLE TELEPHONE FOR TERMINAL STATIONS No. 370
This instrument is fitted with a No. 570 transmitter fixed on a movable arm, and a receiver No. 546 with cord No. 2050. A flexible cable No. 2150 is provided between the instrument and the terminal block.
Weight 12.10 lbs.
Price £4 1 0s.
Designed in 1884 by Lars Magnus Ericsson.
In 1890 this telephone was fitted with a handset and called the No. 375.
Renumbered to the AC 100 around 1905
Introduced around 1885
Made by Ericsson circa1885 this telephone was the forerunner to the skeletal telephone 375. The adjustable swivel arm (swing arm) allowed the user to position the telephone's transmitter in a convenient position for conversing. The telephone was used by the Australian N.S.W. State Administration in the 1880's and not many are known to exist in Australia. However, a few still survive in the United States and the United Kingdom, most in private collections. The primary difference between the two telephones, is that the skeletal (c.1892) employs a handset, whereas the swing arm uses separate components for the transmitter and receiver.
The telephone shown to the right has two receivers.
Last revised: September 30, 2019