This item is really special and one I’ve been wanting for a long time. It’s so iconic and not just because of it’s great 30s feel, but because Queen Mary was one of the first ocean liners where you could telephone around the world. Cunard was so proud of this new technology that they included a feature of their telephone system in RMS Queen Mary: A Book of Comparisons.
I especially like the tag here: “You can telephone to any part of the world whilst at sea”
Here’s an historical photo of a similar phone in use on Queen Mary in one of her luxurious first class cabins.
I was able to wire so that it would work on home phone lines. I love the buzz it makes, hearing it sound again brings it back to life.
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