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S.N.E.T. Button
« on: October 13, 2015, 08:37:52 PM »
I picked up this Southern New England Telephone Co. button on eBay recently.  It features an early OST receiver:
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Re: S.N.E.T. Button
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 09:22:31 PM »
This button was probably used by a pay station operator in a fancy hotel, a messenger, or the doorman at corporate HQ.
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Re: S.N.E.T. Button
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 09:56:32 PM »
You can do some research on the manufacture.
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Re: S.N.E.T. Button
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 01:20:10 AM »
That is pretty neat. My local phone company used to be SNET and I live about 20 miles from Waterbury .. But I've never saw those or heard of Scovill Manufacturing.

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Re: S.N.E.T. Button
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 07:58:07 AM »
The marks on the back aren't much use in narrowing down the date, but if the handset is any indication, these were used in the 1890s.  The Scovill Mfg. Co is still in business, they moved to Georgia:

http://www.scovill.com/about-us/history/
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Re: S.N.E.T. Button
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 11:35:26 AM »
My local phone company used to be SNET and I live about 20 miles from Waterbury .

I use to live in Naugatuck and worked for the Woodbury Telephone Company.
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