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13.02.2015

The ‘Skeleton’ Telephone appears in The Museum of Telephone History

The phone had two magnets, which were made in the shape of legs and were decorated with floral patterns. The phone had an unusual receiver. Unlike the first ‘Skeleton’ telephones (made by L.M. Ericsson), this model’s battery was located at the bottom of the unit, resulting in little or no space for its bells. So they had to be placed in a separate box. Perhaps the aim was to make the telephone more compact, as the body itself (without bells) takes up less desk space. Hence the ringer box could be placed away from the main unit, for example, on the wall.

Telephone made by the Hungarian branch of Deckert & Homolka (Austria) under L.M. Ericsson license. The firm was also known by the name ‘Ericsson Magyar Villamossági Rt. Budapest’.
Used in public institutions in Hungary.