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'School telephone' in polished wood case, 1921-1940.

'School telephone' in polished wood case, 1921-1940.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm


During the first half of the twentieth century the British Post Office undertook many campaigns to promote the use of telephones. This 'opened-out' telephone would have been one of a pair taken round to schools to show pupils how telephones worked and to encourage familiarity in handling them.

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