United States,19th Century
Two black painted wood cased phones with glass transmitters by Maxim New York. Telephone without receiver marked with serial number "24761706," the one with the receiver still intact has an exceptionally low number of "225" marked around transmitter.
Metal, wood, glass,Overall 4 3/4" x 4",
Marked "American Bell Company" around transmitter, sides of both marked "July 11, 1893."
From the collection of the New Jersey Telephone Pioneers of America Museum.
One phone missing receiver, wood case split, both phones as seen. Not tested.
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