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Offline JimNY

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Interesting Item
« on: July 21, 2021, 04:14:09 PM »
I came across this box recently but don't know much (actually anything) about. Aside from some patent dates is unmarked. It has what appears to be an early induction transmitter, but no receiver.  Anyone have any insight on what this might be from and who manufactured it?

Offline tom.adams1

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Re: Interesting Item
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 08:42:46 AM »
1880 Vintage Sound Powered Bell Contractor set most likely by Davis-Watts.  I would be interested in buying it if you want to sell it.
tom.adams1@nc.rr.com

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Interesting Item
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 10:25:46 PM »
Nice find.  The New Hampshire Telephone Museum has a partial one from Gilliland that we are attempting to restore. Can you post more pictures of the hook?
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
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Offline JimNY

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Re: Interesting Item
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2021, 07:34:36 PM »
Sorry for the very late reply. There is no hook on this box, just two terminal posts on the left side.