In 1884 Ericsson stunned the world with the invention of the "Trade Mark" magneto desk telephone. Strong Die cast phoneReplica of 1892 L.M.Ericsson modelClassic felted handset cordLarge number push button dialRing High/LowDark Charcoal bakelite-like bodyAntique Brass Die Cast FinishingProduct Dimension: 13" x9" x 5.5" Carton Dimension: 16" x 11" x 9"No detail has been left to chance on this nostalgic masterpiece. Using a phone during the early years meant hanging a large wooden box on the wall with a largecrank spindle. The "Trade Mark" phone broke ground by being one of the first truly functional and compact desk phones. From the precision machined antique brass finished solid metal Eiffel Tower base and accents to the charcoalbakelite-like detailing, the look and feel of the original remains intact. It even has the famous vintage style felt handset cord and "Spiral Microphone" on a swiveling arm giving it the often used nickname of "Skeleton."Of course it was also updated for the 21st century. You'll find standard conveniences such as tone and pulse dialing, last number redialing and a ringer on/off privacy switch. Not only did Lars Magnus Ericsson invent this incredible telephone in 1884, heconstructed each and every one of them with his very own hands. Because it was designed early during the telephone revolution only a handful were made and usually for royalty, heads of state or the wealthiest captains of industry. Of course, during thephone's infancy, having a telephone was a luxury only the super privileged could afford. Because so few were made, just a handful exist in museums and private collections today. Which of course has made it one of the rarest phones in theworld. Now this handsome, high quality reproduction collector's edition is available to add a touch of classic quirkiness to your home. Measures: 16" x 11" x9"