Western Union telegraph call box with sign, telegraph manuals, books, 14 items total. 1st item: Western Union telegraph call box, manufactured by the T.A. Edison Company, blue and white porcelain enameled metal with internal clockwork mechanism and black knob. "W.U. Tel. Co./Call Box 6-B" embossed with two Inspector's stamps and "145" in pencil, back of box. 5 3/4" H x 3 1/2" W x 3" D. 2nd item: Western Union (double-sided porcelain enameled metal) advertising sign, with white lettering and arrow against cobalt blue background. 18 1/2" H x 30" W. 3rd item: Principles of Electricity Applied to Telephone and Telegraph Work: A Training Course Text Prepared for Employees of the Long Lines Department, November 1938, reprinted January 1941. Published by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, U.S.A. Manuals range in size from 10 7/8" H x 8 1/2" W x 1/8" D to 1/8" H x 9 1/4" W x 1 1/8" D. 4th-13th items: Ten (10) Teletype Printing Telegraph Equipment Manuals, circa 1936-1945. Published by the Teletype Corporation, Chicago. Two (2) of the manuals are modern photocopies. 11 5/8" H x 9" W x 1 1/2" D. 14th item: The American Inventors of the Telegraph article, 10 double-sided pages. 9 1/2" H x 6 5/8" W. Early/mid 20th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall very good condition with areas of loss to enamel, largest 3/8", surface of box. Internal mechanism appear to be intact. 2nd item: Overall good condition with surface abrasions to be expected from age and manner of use. Bent towards center, left side of sign. Areas of rust, largest 2", edges of sign. 3rd-14th items: Worn condition with tears, dampstaining, rust stains, etc. to be expected from age and manner of use/storage.
Lot 415: Genl. Tom Thumb print, clipping and CDV Previous Item Lot 417: Stereoview Card Collection, approx. 389 Next Item