Wall telephone with Blake transmitter, 1880-1900

Made:
1880-1900 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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1953-106: Bell telephone receiver, mahogany case, made by the India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company
Science Museum Group Collection
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1953-106: Bell telephone receiver, mahogany case, made by the India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1953-106: Bell telephone receiver, mahogany case, made by the India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1953-106: Bell telephone receiver, mahogany case, made by the India Rubber, Gutta-Percha and Telegraph Works Company
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wall telephone with Blake transmitter, unknown maker, possibly the United Telephone Company, British, 1880-1900.

The Blake transmitter was the first successful telephone microphone. It was invented by Francis Blake (1850-1913) of Massachusetts in 1877. It used a platinum contact with a button of carbon to transmit speech, and was found to be more sensitive that earlier transmitter designs used in telephones. This telephone set was one of the earliest to be used in Britain, after a patent dispute over Blake's transmitter had been settled.

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DisplayLocation:
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Exchange
Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1914-769
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by the General Post Office, Telecommunications
status:
Permanent collection

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