PMG Candlestick Telephone Type 38 & Bellbox
This model 38 candlestick telephone dates from the early 1900's. They were introduced as automatic exchanges were built in cities and large towns across Australia in the 1910's and 20's. They were not usable in country areas where switchboards remained manually operated and telephones still required cranking. It includes a timber desktop bellbox as candlestick phones don't have built in bells. Although it features a more recent plug it is untested as these old analog phones aren't compatible with digital landlines.