ERICSSON TELEPHONE No. 380


Introduced in 1893 this telephone was known as the "tea caddy" or "biscuit barrel".

It used a handset similar to the Telephone No. 375 and the body of the telephone was cylindrical with the exterior highly embellished with decoration in subdued colours of greens and yellows, the bottom and top being made of wood and finished in black Japan.  The body that housed the generator.

This model was short lived because the case restricted the size of the generator and was therefore only used on short lines.
Mentioned in the 1897 Ericsson Catalogue

Introduced around 1893

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