A wall phone butler phone on console - Bakelite, Steel, Wood

Description
A wall phone butler phone on console - Bakelite, Steel, Wood
Germany - Early 20th century

This so-called butler telephone with bell, internal connection knob and receiver was used indoors but could also be used to connect to the exchange.

The telephone comes on a wooden console.
The receiver has the brand name Ergephon.


These types of telephones can also be seen in sets of television series from around the turn of the century (late 1800s), they were of course used in homes with (live-in) staff as well. This one comes from a country house along the river Vecht in the Netherlands.

In neat condition. Please see photos.


Packaged with care and shipped by registered and insured post.

Lot details
Object
A wall phone butler phone on console
Material
Bakelite, Steel, Wood
Estimated Period
Early 20th century
Country of Origin
Germany
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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