The history of the telephone is linked to a famous sentence“ Watson come here I need you”. It was 1875 and Alexander Graham Bell pronounced these words, over-excited for the first telephone he had just invented. In the past two decades many others had tried. But Bell managed to use a continuous stream of current. His prototype was produced on a large scale and sold in Newhaven in Connecticut from 1878.
Many other models were built by Ericsson and used in Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany and Great Britain. Collectors mostly hunt for the French models of the 1920s, the most copied in the reproductions.
The television or theatrical companies prefer the 30s bakelite models or the crank models used during the Second World War. Equally sought after were those used in hotels were in the 40s, for example the Grammont at the Hotel Ritz.