Rare Candlestick Telephone Glass Candy Container with Glass Ear Piece
Everything seems to be in good condition for the age with no chips or cracks, no paint loss and all original parts. It is 5" tall with a 2" diameter base. This would probably date to the early to mid 1900s.
The earliest real candlestick telephones had no dials and you would just pick up the ear piece and that brought you to the operator. Sometimes you would have to click the holder a few times to get her attention. You would then just ask for the person you wanted to speak to. I guess she was like the original "Siri" now used on the new high tech phones. Since this design does not include a molded dial, I would think that this dates between the 1920s and 30s.
Item ID: 1202485
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