Table instrument with dial, 1903

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Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Exchange
Made:
1903 in United Kingdom

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Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Table instrument with dial, made by the Clark Automatic Telephone Company, United States, 1903. From automatic interdepartmental telephone switchboard installed at Guy's Hospital, February, 1903.

This is one of the telephones used for internal communication between various departments at Guy's Hospital between 1903 and 1932. Rotating the dial to the number needed wound a spring inside the telephone, which drove a toothed wheel. Electrical impulses were sent for each tooth passed to an electromagnet in a selector switch, which then connected the telephone to the number called.

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Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1933-32
Materials:
brass (copper, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), wood (unidentified), zinc alloy)
type:
telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by The Governors of Guy's Hospital
status:
Permanent collection

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