Fully Refurbished Strowger Potbelly telephone. The Strowger Potbelly Candlestick was the first commercially available dial telephone. Almon Brown Strowger was an undertaker in Kansas City in the late 1800's.
He believed the local telephone operator was directing all business calls to his competitor, who also happened to be her husband. Dial service in 1891, thereby eliminating the need for an operator intervention in local calls. The hook is perfectly straight. The dial has its original number overlay, but we can add bright and vibrant reproduction number overlay if you choose. This is likely the nicest representation of a Strowger you will ever come across.We have added brand new cloth covered cords for both the receiver and line cord. Oldphoneworks is one of the largest suppliers of antique phones and parts in the world. We manufacture cloth covered telephone cords on-site using original equipment and top quality materials. Our telephone cords are available in a variety of styles, lengths and colors including black, brown, green, red, blue, green, orange and yellow. We also manufacture dial plate overlays for over 50 different types of dial plates.
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Vintage Antique Strowger Potbelly Dial Candlestick Circa 1905" is in sale since Wednesday, August 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Telephones\1940-69". The seller is "oldphoneworks" and is located in Kingston, Ontario. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.