This is an early Ericsson desk telephone and probably dates around 1910. I have given it a general clean up but not polished any of the metal parts and so it is in pretty much as found condition. I have connected a small bell inside so that when you turn the generator handle you get a small bell sound. I have connected the original double gong bell up to work on incoming calls and it sounds great. This telephone is not wired to work but I wanted to keep it in its original condition. It just makes me wonder about all the things this telephone has seen and where it stood all of its life. In 1910 this would have been a very desirable thing and only for the very rich.
So if you love the idea of an old telephone on your desk that is used as a bell set then this is for you.