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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?
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Telephone

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