The Classic "Candlestick" telephone, also known as the ‘Upright’ initially became popular during the early 1900s before the introduction of the one-piece handset. The first Candlestick phones were introduced when the magneto system was in use, which meant that the phone was connected to a large wooden box called a "subset" containing a battery, bell, and crank. "Is this the party to whom I am speaking?" ,>)

The Classic "Candlestick" telephone, also known as the ‘Upright’ initially became popular during the early 1900s before the introduction of the one-piece handset. The first Candlestick phones were introduced when the magneto system was in use, which meant that the phone was connected to a large wooden box called a "subset" containing a battery, bell, and crank. "Is this the party to whom I am speaking?" ,>)

Identifying Wooden Plain Front Antique Wall Telephones

All Old Wall Telephones are Just Alike, Right?

c.1900 ~ Antique Oak Cased Winding Crank  Wall Telephone, Metal Plate marked "Chicago Telephone, Supply Company, Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.A." .... Mouthpiece marked "Chicago" ....

c.1900 ~ Antique Oak Cased Winding Crank Wall Telephone, Metal Plate marked "Chicago Telephone, Supply Company, Elkhart, Indiana, U.S.A." .... Mouthpiece marked "Chicago" ....

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