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Figure 10

Colour photograph of a wall mounted wooden telephone with two earpieces from the 1880s

Gower-Bell telephone, 1881: the Gower-Bell telephone was the standard telephone issued by the Post Office when it entered the telephone business in the early 1880s, offering a service to its existing telegraph customers