Photo of Beardslee's magneto telephone

Photo of Beardslee's magneto telephone

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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".
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date made
ca 1885
overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x in; 16.51 cm x 11.43 cm x.0254 cm
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Credit Line
from George W. Beardslee
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National Museum of American History
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