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Strowger Dial Candlestick

Strowger Dial Candlestick

Regular price $8,000.00 USD
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Strowger 11 digit desk telephone -1905

The Strowger Potbelly Candlestick was the first commercially available dial telephone.

Almon Brown Strowger was an undertaker in Kansas City in the late 1800s. He believed the local telephone operator was directing all business calls to his competitor, who also happened to be her husband. In order to give subscribers total control over their calls, Strowger invented the automatic telephone exchange a.k.a. dial service in 1891, thereby eliminating the need for an operator intervention in local calls.

This phone is in fantastic condition. The hook is perfectly straight. The dial is a bright and vibrant as the day it was manufactured. We have this phone currently in stock and ready to go!

Note - this phone is not compatible with modern phone lines.


Fully Refurbished Strowger Potbelly telephone.

The Strowger Potbelly Candlestick was the first commercially available dial telephone.

Almon Brown Strowger was an undertaker in Kansas City in the late 1800s. He believed the local telephone operator was directing all business calls to his competitor, who also happened to be her husband. In order to give subscribers total control over their calls, Strowger invented the automatic telephone exchange a.k.a. dial service in 1891, thereby eliminating the need for an operator intervention in local calls.

This phone is in fantastic condition. The hook is perfectly straight. The dial is a bright and vibrant as the day it was manufactured. We have this phone currently in stock and ready to go!

Note - this phone is not compatible with modern phone lines.

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