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Offline Brinybay

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Candlestick ear piece holder.
« on: December 03, 2015, 01:50:57 PM »
I came across this image on the web.  Can't remember where exactly, it was a link to a link to a link of images.  Interesting candlestick accessory, anybody recognize it?
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 04:45:24 PM »
Very Cool! Kinda makes that the first desk set??
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 05:47:33 PM »
I didn't even know they had anything like it!

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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 06:23:13 PM »
Do you recognize the phone itself?  That will give us a clue.
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2016, 04:28:56 AM »
Do you recognize the phone itself?  That will give us a clue.

The phone is an AE Step but the holder isn't AE.

I've seen the image before - it's all over the place so I don't know who owns it.

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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 07:04:35 AM »
And it don't look odd at all!...hehehe.....
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2016, 07:50:47 AM »
I came across this image on the web.  Can't remember where exactly, it was a link to a link to a link of images.  Interesting candlestick accessory, anybody recognize it?

Couldn't find that source but did find this image, a variation on a theme - first ever hands free telephone? Photo caption said it was an operator using the set up. Interesting.
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2016, 08:34:14 AM »
I imagine that the chiropractors did quite a business in those days :).

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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2016, 08:45:15 AM »
The Bell Laboratory Records contain articles that illustrate the history of the operator head set,
for example:

Beardsley, H.I.: Operators' Transmitters and Receivers, BLR 7(1), 203 (1929)

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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2016, 12:34:23 PM »
Dan Golden brought one of theses to a Denver show many years ago.
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2016, 07:56:29 PM »
Still haven't found a source for the original topic image but I did find another photo of the legit hands free set up, a side view.
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2016, 09:05:03 PM »
Still haven't found a source for the original topic image but I did find another photo of the legit hands free set up, a side view.

That is picture No. 4 of the article I posted.

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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2016, 09:19:20 PM »
That is picture No. 4 of the article I posted.

Oooops! I read your post before you added the pdf file so didn't know it was there. Found that image doing a Google image search. Going to read the article more.
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Re: Candlestick ear piece holder.
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2016, 09:58:03 PM »
Oooops! I read your post before you added the pdf file so didn't know it was there. Found that image doing a Google image search. Going to read the article more.

Ah, ok.  It did take me some time to find the file itself.
I was looking for another article with similar pictures, but couldn't find it quickly.  The title may not be directly related.