Measuring 5 inches tall x 3 inches deep x 1.5 inches wide, this darling, truly one-of-a-kind, child's play telephone for dolly, was likely made by a caring father some 90++ years ago, modeled after the real-life, circa 1910, Stomberg-Carlson crank-style, telephone of the day! The real-life version of this telephone required the assistance of the local operator to place a call and likely was even a party line!
The phone case is constructed entirely of wood and stands on 4 small wooden feet. The framework for the telephone apparatus, itself, is constructed of heavy cardboard covered in a simulated wood-look paper. The telephone has 2 round metal knobs simulating the ringer bells, and the ear and mouth pieces are quite authentic in appearance and appear to be bakelite. The ear piece is attached with its original string and hangs of a teeny metal hook on the left side. A phone box is situated under the phone, and a tiny, paper telephone book (!!) hangs off a matching string on the right side of the phone case.
An absolutely darling, one-of-a-king collectible!