Old Telephones

Old Telephones

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From its demonstration to Queen Victoria in 1878, through the bake light models of the 1920s and '30s to the chic plastic designs of the 1970s and '80s, Andrew Emmerson traces the evolution of the humble telephone over more than a century. Magneto, skeleton and candlestick telephones accompany the National Telephone Company, telephone kiosks and railway platform telephones in this fascinating history of Alexander Graham Bell's most famous invention.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 149.6 x 209.3 x 2.5mm | 81.65g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 48 MONO
  • 0852637810
  • 9780852637814
  • 687,434

About Andrew Emmerson

Andrew Emmerson is a seasoned writer on technical and historical subjects. He is the author of Old Televisions, The London Underground, and Discovering Subterrranean London.

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Table of contents

Introduction How Telephones Work The Story of the Telephone in Britain Types of Telephone Technical Design and Progress Users of Telephones Kiosks and Other Telephone Apparatus Post Office Manufactorer Codes Markings Inside Telephones Further Reading Places to Visit

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