Bell type 249 pedestal "Kitchen" telephone set with Edison-Blake transmitter

Bell type 249 pedestal "Kitchen" telephone set with Edison-Blake transmitter

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Description (Brief)
Pedestal telephone. Donor reported: "Code 249 'Kitchen Set' with improved Edison carbon granular 'Blake' transmitter, 1897. Equipped with type C receiver, code 101, 1877." Receiver stamped with serial number 59784. Lockable wooden case mounted on a steel stand. Single coil magneto receiver with cloth insulated wires.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Telephone Set
Telephone Receiver
Other Terms
Telephone Set; Telephones; Carbon; Transmitter
Measurements
overall: 14 1/4 in x 7 in x 4 in; 36.195 cm x 17.78 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
EM.315088.20
catalog number
315088.20
accession number
215009
Credit Line
from Bell Telephone Company of Canada
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National Museum of American History
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