Wall telephone; L.M. Ericsson & Co. Stockholm Sweden; Pre 1900; 5


Wall telephone

About this object

This is the oldest telephone in the Oxford Museum collection. It has wooden writing slope on it.


L.M. Ericsson & Co. Stockholm Sweden

Maker Role


Date Made

Pre 1900

Medium and Materials

Wood and metal

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Paul 30 Aug 2010 05:17 AM,UTC

Most museums don't offer advice on the value of items. There is interest in old telephones. Here's a similar phone from the same period currently for sale on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/Victorian-Wall-Telephone-Early-1900s-Leich-Electric-Co-/350214923969?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item518a6fa6c1#ht_2882wt_911

sueann williams 17 Aug 2010 04:34 AM,UTC

i have a phone manufactured by ericsson & co. it is nearly identical to the one in muesum. the cathidral shorter. does my phone hold any value? swilliams