Crossley telephone receiver, 1880

Made:
1880 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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1940-8: Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England,
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Science Museum Group Collection

1940-8: Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

1940-8: Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

1940-8: Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

1940-8: Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

1940-8: Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

1940-8: Crossley desk-type telephone transmitter, made by Emmot and Blakey, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England,
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Telephone receiver, Crossley's patent 1880, unknown maker, British, 1880.

L J Crossley designed this improvement to the simple carbon pencil transmitter devised by David Hughes. Crossley used four carbon pencils to improve the sensitivity of the transmitter as well as this distance over which sounds could be transmitted. His transmitter was used with telephones manufactured by Blakey and Emmott, which were bought in large numbers by the British Post Office.

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Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1953-473
type:
telephone component
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by the Institution of Electrical Engineers
status:
Permanent collection

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