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2006.44.1553.1 (RS97662)

Description

Small bronze metal directory. On the right side is a gold wheel and in the front is a paper that turns as the wheel turns. On the top of the paper is the alphabe and below is city and station, wave lenght, and dial readings.There are small round black feet on the bottom.

Details

Maker
Bates
Inscriptions
"BATES / INDEX / THE BATES MFG. CO. / ORANGE N.J., USA / PATENTED" (gold lettering)
"ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ" (Black lettering on a gold plate)
"CITY & STATION WAVE LENGTH DIAL READINGS" (Black lettering on a gold back ground)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
metal
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Documentary Artifact
Places
New Jersey (United States)
Orange (Essex county, New Jersey)
Descriptive terms
Directory, Telephone
metal
paper (fiber product)
telephone directories
Dimensions
3 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1553.1
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
202632

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