This telephone preceded the Telephone No. 4 as the standard CBS No. 1 or Magneto table set.

The batteries are housed separately and a battery box is show in the picture to the left with the telephone on top.

Early versions of this telephone had a Magneto double-coil bell motor of 50 + 50 ohms, later 300 + 300 ohms and the last of the production run, the standard GPO 500 + 500 ohms

The magneto bell is of the single dome type.

This set is similar to the Telephone No. 20, No. 22 and No. 24 all of which have DC bells.

Early table telephones were connected to the internal wiring with a Strip, Flexible Cord Connection.  Click here for more information.

Made by Ericsson.

Handset is a Telephone No. 28.

Circa 1900.





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