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Painted red metallic body and handset with a black metal handset holder, and green cotton cord. It has dual silver bell ringers and a silver metal rotary dial with a lithographed metal dial with numbers and letters. When the dial is turned a metallic rod extending from the dial hits one of the bell ringers. This was made by the Gong Bell Manufacturing Company in Connecticut between 1935 and 1945 known for making bells and toys.
Creator: Gong Bell Manufacturing Company
Date: between 1935 and 1945
Item Number: 221955
KSHS Identifier: 1977.199.380
Collections - Museum
Date - 1930s
Date - 1940s
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Play - Toys
Objects and Artifacts - Recreational Artifacts - Toy - Telephone
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts