Strowger Dial Wood Wall Phone

Strowger Dial Wood Wall Phone
SKU 24328
Price: $1899.95
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Fully Refurbished Strowger Wall Telephone.

The Strowger wall phone was the first commercially available dial telephone.

Almon Brown Strowger was an undertaker in Kansas City in the late 1800's. He believed the local telephone operator was directing all business calls to his competitor, who also happened to be her husband. In order to give subscribers total control over their calls, Strowger invented the automatic telephone exchange a.k.a. dial service in 1891, thereby eliminating the need for an operator intervention in local calls.

This phone is in fantastic condition. The hook is perfectly straight. 

The dial has a bright and vibrant reproduction number overlay if you choose. 

The phone has been completely disassembled, professionally nickel plated and expertly reassembled. The wood has been refinsihed to bring out its natural beauty.

This is likely the nicest representation of a Strowger you will ever come across.  

We have added brand new cloth covered cords for the receiver.

Phone will be insured up the full cost of phone.

 

Note - this phone is not compatible with modern phone lines.

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