Headset, telephone operator's; Western Electric Co; CT78.271f

Name/Title

Headset, telephone operator's

About this object

Telephone operator's headset; a headset used by telephone switchboard operators. This consists of a breastplate with horn-type microphone; headpiece with one speaker; and four-pronged phone plug attached to a long cord. Manufactured by Western Electric Co.

Maker

Western Electric Co

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
processed material, synthetic, plastic
processed material, textile

Inscription and Marks

Embossed: "Western Electric" on speaker.

Technique

cast

Technique

embossed

Measurements

Breastplate: h 200mm x l 185mm x w 150mm (approximately)

Headpiece: h 60mm x l 150mm x w 130mm (approximately)

Subject and Association Keywords

social science, transportation and communications, telephone industry

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

equipment

Object number

CT78.271f

Rights

All rights reserved

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