Early Telephone Apparatus
Description:
Bell's Centennial model, 1876. "My word! It talks!" exclaimed Emperor Dom Pedro of Brazil on June 25, 1876, when he listened to the receiver of this early telephone at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. One of the judges, Sir William Thomson (later Lord Kelvin) called Bell's invention "the most wonderful thing in America." Reproduction marked serial number ZHC 926, made by Zimmerman Historical Collection, Box 513, Innisfail, Alta, Canada, T0M 1A0
Title:
Centennial model
Date:
1876
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