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DESKTOP PHONE
ATM. England. 1950
The Government Communications ATM device was made to order in England. The phone belonged to the Head of the Department of Internal Communications of Soviet troops. This model was fairly widespread in the Government of the USSR. In particular, it is similar to the model used by Nikita Khrushchev to speak with astronauts Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev and Pavel Romanovich Popovich on August 15, 1962, a few hours after their landing.
TELEPHONE OF NICHOLAS II WIFE
Photo number 0464<br> Mix & Genest, model number 5672. Germany. 1900s.
Belonged to Alexandra Fyodorovna, the wife of Nicholas II.
Based on inventories and photographs there were only a few phones in the Alexander Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. There were no phones in at least two offices of Nicholas II (the old and new). The only telephone in the chambers of the ruler was in the valet's room, located on the mezzanine above the emperor's personal rooms. There were more telephones in the Empress' chambers. In Alexandra's...
TELEPHONE OF LORD HALIFAX

G.E.C. England. 1940

This telephone belonged to the English statesman Lord Halifax, British Foreign Minister, 1938-40.
With this device one could contact the various rooms in the house.