EARLY GPO TELEPHONES


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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
Blenhiem 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!


 

 
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