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Gower Bell Telephone


Horse Collar Telephone


Crossley desk telephone
Made by Emmot and Blakey and supplied to the Post Office in 1881

This was the first telephone supplied to the Post Office.  The receiver hangs on a hook on the front of this telephone. 
This hook activates the telephone.
This is how you get the saying "go off hook" or "go on hook".


Ader Telephone with two way switching unit
Blenheim Palace UK


United Telephone Company telephone with Blake transmitter (1880)
Sometimes called "The Marriage" as it was one of the first telephones containing a carbon transmitter with an electromagnetic receiver
Probably the first pedestal telephone!


Telephone with Johnson Transmitter


Telephone with Johnson Transmitter


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