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1880 Gower Bell Telephone

1880 Gower Bell Telephone This set was the first type of telephone used in Spain, Japan, England and other countries in Europe. It replaced the Morse Telegraph and preceded the hand-cranked magneto type telephone. This particular set was donated by the Post Office Telecommunications Museum in London, England to the Bell Telephone Museum in Portland, Oregon. After the dissolving of the Portland Museum it was transferred to the basement of a Bell Telephone building in Eugene, Oregon where it was found years later by its present owner.
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