Author Topic: Ericsson Metal Wall Phone  (Read 897 times)

Offline wds

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Ericsson Metal Wall Phone
« on: January 12, 2014, 02:59:16 PM »
Picked this up from Ebay.  Nice Ericsson metal wall phone.  Everything seems original and date back to 1907-1910.  The black paint shows some wear, but overall looks pretty good.  I can't seem to find much information about these metal phones.  Can anyone help?  This one is stamped Ericsson Mfg Co Buffalo NY on the front.  Pat. dates on the front is Aug 25 1908, July 27 1909.  The label on the inside is dated 5-29-1910.  Where would these have been used?  Interesting Transmitter with the removable element with a Patent date 1907.  There is copper plating under the black paint.  What would be the correct receiver for this phone?
Dave

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Ericsson Metal Wall Phone
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2014, 03:12:29 PM »
Very nice!  I happened to notice this listing:http://santabarbara.craigslist.org/atq/4253139453.html for what appears to be the same model.

Larry

Offline wds

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Re: Ericsson Metal Wall Phone
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 03:54:55 PM »
That listing makes me feel good about my purchase price.  I like the "E" on the receiver arm - wish mine had that.
Dave

Offline rdelius

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Re: Ericsson Metal Wall Phone
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 04:09:26 PM »
Ordnary looking composition receiver with Ericsson Mfg co and possible Buffalo around there the cord goes in. I think there was a Federal version of this telephone also.