Here we have a wonderful original antique c.1896 Stromberg Carlson two box wall telephone. Constructed from solid oak, this style of wall telephone is commonly referred to as a “Fiddleback” because of its appearance. These styles of wooden wall telephones are rarer and less frequently available than the common “single box” wooden wall telephones. Item comes with original key to unlock the top call box.
Item is in excellent antique condition, with all parts appearing to be original. Item shows some expected minor surface imperfections but no more, consistent with true antiquity. The speaking device needs to be reattached to the handset,which is nothing a little glue can’t handle. We are not qualified antique telephone techs, so we were not about to ‘test’ this phone, but the item seems complete such as someone with the proper knowledge should be able to get it up and running in no time if endeavored to… and if not, it remains a fabulous curiousity item, and an important historic touchstone of modern communicatons technology!
Dimensions 32″l x 9″w x 6&1/2″d
29lbs 4 oz
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