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Object Name Telephone
Date 1950s
Description Bakelite telephone, American [Midwestern], 1950s, made by Western Electric. Black "500" type desk set telephone with rotary dial; square base and angled front; clear rotary dial; phone number on sticker under dial; white stenciled letters and numbers; detachable handset with round ear and speaking points; spiraling handset cord attaches to proper right of body; black painted metal base with volume control; white stamped manufacturer numbers and cork stoppers on each corner.
Inscription Text Sticker on dial: "CAPITOL / 7-6993"
On handset, impressed: "Western Electric / MADE IN U.S.A. / 63"
On body near receiver set, impressed: "BELL SYSTEM / Made by / Western Electric"
On base near volume control, stamped in white: "LOUD"
On base: "C/D / 500 / 12-56"
Accession number 1961
Accession Number 1961.122