Telephones, Telephony, and Telecommunications 

History and technology to 1965

Hello. You have reached the telephone page. As further proof of my non-stop interested in antiquated and obsolete technology, this page and its associated pages will deal communications systems ranging from inter-room buzzer systems to telephones. Examples of old texts and actual equipment from my collections will be used to back the info presented here.

A few telephones.

Western Electric 302. Self-contained replacement for the 202.


Western Electric 202.

A separate box contains the induction coil, ringer, and condenser.


Kellogg wall phone.


Western Electric 211. Also known as a space-saver phone. The black box houses the ringer, induction coil, and condenser.


Left, a Western Electric 554, right, an Automatic Electric Starlight wall phone.



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