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Green plastic desk-style rotary dial telephone with push-button switchboard and red handset. The Shawnee County Emergency Management department, previously known as the Civil Defense department, used this telephone. It was used in the Emergency Operations Center housed in the sub-basement of the Shawnee County Courthouse at 7th and Quincy, Topeka, Kansas. According Civil Defense staff, the phone was used during the 1966 Topeka Tornado. The phone was connected to a speaker.

Creator: Western Electric Company
Date: between 1960 and 1969

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Item Number: 221681
KSHS Identifier: 2008.31.12.1

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