This phone goes well back and its fitted with a rotary dial to operate the automatic selectors at the exchange (central office) which routed the call to another subscriber. This system was invented by a Mr Strowger who was an undertaker and was loosing business to a competitor.His wife worked as a operator and would divert calls when a call came in for the services of a undertaker to her husband. This was made by Western Electric and run by Bell System, in Canada Northern Electric did the business. Model number is B1 and handset E1. These needed a bell set or subset to work properly, not shown here but I do have one and this is fully working on the BT system.
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Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.