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Fig 36: Although it looks like an Ericsson and uses many LME parts, this little phone is from the Sterling Telephone and Electric Company in Britain. They later substituted their own cradle with the straight crossarm (see Components) in later models.

Fig 37: Intercom Model N1609, with up to 30 stations. Timber case, 1920s. This is the desk equivalent of the wall model N1619 shown earlier.
Variations: A later model had an extended case to make room for a dial. Models N1620-N1621 had a steel case and a bent steel switchhook.

Fig 38:Model 521W. In the 1890s Ericssons expanded into other European countries by buying into local companies or by setting up joint ventures. One such was Deckert & Homolka, in Vienna. This phone is from after 1908, and is included because the phone bears an Ericsson transfer but otherwise has little resemblance to an Ericsson. The Deckert Homolka phones were also usually fitted with Western Electric handsets. This will cause confusion with collectors. There was also a dial version Model CG526W.

Fig 39: “Wincrantz” Phone 1928. This unusual looking model was only produced for a few years in the late 1920s while the company was under the control of E F Wincrantz. It was not sold in Australia. It is included here for reference in case one turns up. The unusual handset will make it hard to identify. A wall version was also available.

Fig 40: S.A.T Desk Phone. Stockholms Allamanna Telefon was the Stockholm telephone operating company formed by the amalgamation of a number of smaller firms. This phone was produced by L M Ericssons as SAT’s standard phone.

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