Photo of Beardslee's magneto telephone

Description (Brief):

Sepia photo of a Beardslee telephone device used in patent litigation. Image taken at unknown photo studio: "109 8th Ave., NYC." Written on back: "Magneto telephone made by George W. Beardslee at College Point, Long Island, NY 1865 / Testimony by George W. Beardslee in the case of the Molecular Telephone Co., of NY / "Exhibit Beardslee Holcomb / Telephone" / J A W Special Examiner / NY Dec 4th 1884 / No 1 _ instrument as used complete". And "copied Apr 1947 / neg no 37 686". Stamped "Section of Transportation / and Engineering".

Date Made: ca 1885

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: from George W. Beardslee

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.180589Catalog Number: 180589

Object Name: photograph

Measurements: overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x in; 16.51 cm x 11.43 cm x .0254 cm


Record Id: nmah_1862828

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