Art Deco 1920s French Bakelite Metal Candlestick Telephone
Rare and Beautiful French Model 1924 desk candlestick telephone. The body of this candlestick telephone is made of metal and has a Bakelite handle. The telephone is in good condition, some minor wear to the metal and Bakelite body.
These phones crossed over the period where the French Telephone system was being updated so early models had no dial, but were made ready for a dial to be installed at a later date (one could still be added); some were made with the dial already fitted. This is one of the earlier models which would have to connect to the exchange to place a call. The phone has been converted for incoming calls and has a small bell inserted so it will ring .