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Telephone

Description: Known as a candlestick desk telephone, this 1920s phone was a popular model in homes across the country. Alexander Graham Bell first patented a machine that recorded speech sounds over electric wires in 1876. Newer technologies including push button dialing and wireless handsets have not changed the basic components of a telephone in over one hundred years. How is this phone different from the one at your house?
Source: http://www.digitalindy.org/cdm/ref/collection/tcm/id/765
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
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Subjects: Telephone
1920s

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