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Early telephone

Early telephone

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Caption

Telephone handset that was popular in Britain in the 1950s. Telephones such as this were provided by the British General Post Office (GPO) from 1958. The user would rotate a perforated wheel (centre right) to dial the desired telephone number. The internal mechanism contained round telephone bells which rang to alert the user of an incoming call.

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