Alfred Graham & Company Telephones
This listing is seriously incomplete ,and any further information would be appreciated.
The Graham Pattern numbers are based on a listing published from British Navy manuals on the Dreadnought Project website at http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/docs/notes/Torpedo_Drill_Book_1914.php
Left: Pattern 2461 Navyphone.
Right: Pattern 2462 for cabins
Above: Pattern 2461 in deck stand
Above: Sterling Model K680, 1904. Possibly Graham Pattern 1855 Upper Deck Navyphone.
Above: 1912 Pattern Navyphones.
Left Pattern 2461A, Sterling Model No. U574, GEC No 8082
Right: Pattern 2461 General Use Loudspeaking telephone, GEC No 8083. Grahams boasted that speech from this telephone could be heard up to twenty feet away.
Right: 1904 non-watertight model without bell. GEC No 8086
These models were intended for use on the bridge of a ship and had steel and gunmetal cases so the internal transmitter magnets would have no effect on the ship's compass. They were also intended to be shrapnel proof.
Above: Unknown branded candlestick phone and its baseplate. Does anyone have any information on this phone?
Photos courtesy Jeff Thornton
There was also a range of Fire Control phones which, apart from Pattern numbers, appear to be completely unknown.
Left: 1940s model in bakelite