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Steampunk Telephone is straight out of the 1890’s

Do you have a house that seems to fit better in the Victorian era, rather than the modern world? If so, you probably seek out practical items that fit with the rest of your décor. For those that are in need of a new phone that doesn’t look like something you’d pick up in the store, then I might suggest this Steampunk Telephone.

This particular landline is a replica of the 1892 L.M. Ericsson model. Mind you, it’s not exactly the same, since technology has changed a bit over the last 120 years. The rotary dial has been changed to push-buttons, with the center being a dedicated redial button. What’s really cool is that despite the fact that it serves no real purpose, the magneto generator crank does actually work. The $110 price is bound to put off a lot of people, but it is a beautiful and functional item.

Steampunk Telephone is straight out of the 1890’s

Do you have a house that seems to fit better in the Victorian era, rather than the modern world? If so, you probably seek out practical items that fit with the rest of your décor. For those that are in need of a new phone that doesn’t look like something you’d pick up in the store, then I might suggest this Steampunk telephone.

This particular landline is a replica of the 1892 L.M. Ericsson model. Mind you, it’s not exactly the same, since technology has changed a bit over the last 120 years. The rotary dial has been changed to push-buttons, with the center being a dedicated redial button. What’s really cool is that despite the fact that it serves no real purpose, the magneto generator crank does actually work. The $110 price is bound to put off a lot of people, but it is a beautiful and functional item.

http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-1763-steampunk-telephone.aspx

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