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F R E N C H - S T Y L E   DIAL TELEPHONE  United States Telephone Co.
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Model  »CONTESSA«  US-5           SN = 6925                    (1967)

Case made in Japan ...            Chassis made by WesternElectric ...

    

This French-Style Telephone was the follower of MODEL US-4. The cover
and the white parts of the hand-set are plastic,  but all metal parts
are brass.  Dial numbers are enamel.  The dial-center shows a baroque
scene: A couple in the fields. The wings allow to carry the telephone
around when the handset is placed.

The telephone works well today too; especially when the power is off.

The LETTERS ON THE DIALER are for  MEMORIZING TELEPHONE NUMBERS ...
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      1             4 = G H I     7 = P R S     0 = Operator
      2 = A B C     5 = J K L     8 = T U V
      3 = D E F     6 = M N O     9 = W X Y

                    Historical Remarks ...
impressum:
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© C.HAMANN     http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann     08/11/11