Telephone Attachment.

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Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.

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[1], 2 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Christopher, William O. December 22, 1896.

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Patent for "a device which will support the weight of the telephone-receiver on the switch-lever whether the receiver be hung on the hooks of said lever or carelessly dropped, [the] object being to provide against the short-circuiting of the local battery when the telephone is not being used, whereby it would become uselessly exhausted, and also to insure that the signal-bell shall at such times always be in operative circuit with the central station, so that the annoyance to a distant exchange or subscriber by a failure of the call-bell to respond is avoided." (Lines 9-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.

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[1], 2 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 573,441, dated December 22, 1896. Application filed August 29, 1895. Serial No. 560,934. (No model.)

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  • December 22, 1896

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  • December 22, 1896

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  • August 29, 1895

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Christopher, William O. Telephone Attachment., patent, December 22, 1896; [Washington D.C.]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth174467/: accessed August 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.