The Yellow Garage Antiques presents for your consideration a rare, wonderful antique telefon manufactured by L. M. Ericsson & Co. of Stockholm, Sweden. A Swedish entrepreneur and inventor, Lars Magnus Ericsson founded his company in 1876, the same year Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent on his invention, the telephone. Initially Ericsson focused on telegraph repair, but soon realized a need to repair foreign made telephones. So enthralled with the new telecommunications industry, Ericsson began manufacturing and selling his own telephone equipment by 1878. That same year he agreed to supply telephones and switchboards to Sweden's first telecommunications operating company. The phone offered for you today is an outstanding example of an early phone much sought after by both historians and collectors alike. The cradled handset is marked ALLM. TELEFON A.- B. L.M. Ericsson. Stockholm, Sweden. It is believed this Ericsson handset style was introduced in 1898. Both the phone crown and base top are enameled wood, while the tin panels are painted black with decorated elegant details in a brass like finish. The look is classic, the design is functionally flawless and the phone is in all original working condition. Whether you have an interest in telecommunications history, or wish to own a highly desirable, antique and all original phone, you will find this offering to meet and exceed your expectations in telephone collecting.
Dimensions: Receiver 9 3/4" Base 7" by 4 3/4" Height 13"
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