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It included one sound handset with both a transmitter and receiver.
The magneto cranks on the front was used for signaling the operator or other directly-connected telephones. This model resulted from Bell's brief competition from the Western Union Telegraph Company, which had produced telephones with superior sound quality in the late 1870s.
(later acquired by GTE), Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Company, and Stromberg-Carlson.
The first tube shaft candlestick telephone was the Western Electric #20B Desk Phone patented in 1904.
The bottom compartment held the wet cell battery needed to power long distance calling, and the top ringer box included a magneto crank on the right.
The company also produced similar models in which the microphone box and battery portion were mounted separately on the wall.
At the top of the stand was mounted a carbon microphone (transmitter) to speak into, and a switch hook extending sideways upon which an ear piece (receiver) was hung.
Most recognizable, candlesticks featured a base with a vertical cylindrical neck extending upright for up to 10 inches (25 cm) in length.e Bay determines trending price through a machine learned model of the product’s sale prices within the last 90 days."New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.As users found it difficult to move the handset back and forth between their ear and mouth, Williams produced an updated version with two handsets - one for listening and one for speaking. As Bell won his patent infringement suit against Western Union, he was able to use some of their innovations.The Berliner-Blake microphone used in this new model was based on the carbon transmitter invented by Thomas Edison for Western Union.