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ERICSSON LOCAL BATTERY WALL TELEPHONE, 1940's
Wall telephone for internal use only, normally found on railway installations, and fire stations, the Magneto generator, attached to the handle on the side, is big enough to drive many bells, and the box is big enough to carry local batteries.
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- These phones were widely used in NZ by the Post Office and also Railways and power companies from 1930's to end of magneto era. I was involved in changing some of these to new automatic phones when new exchanges were installed in the 1970s. The oak model normally used a large 5 bar generator, A later mahogany model in smaller box used an Alnico generator.
.......... Arthur Williams Awarua Radio communications Museum, Invercargill New Zealand, 6th of June 2012
- I worked in Railway Electrical Substations in the Brighton/Three bridges area for a number of years and these phones were used to communicate between every sub-station/Track paralleling Hut, and the Electrical Control room which was situated at Brighton (Previously 3-Bridges)
.......... David Hurford, Seaford East Sussex, 13th of February 2012