Ericsson Transfers and Logos

This is not a comprehensive range, but shows some of the varieties collectors may find. They may help to give an approximate date for a phone, but reproductions are readily available and may not be applied to the correct models.








1.: Used on large wall sets such as the Commonwealth Ericsson. Introduced about 1904. Gold on transparent background.

2. United States "Standard of the World" logo, mostly found on coil and gooseneck transmitter mounts. 1907 - 1913. It is also stamped into some metal fittings.

3. U.S. Buffalo logo featuring a sylized "Grabaphone" . Usually silver or gold on black background.

4. Elaborate transfer used on tin box desk sets. Used intermittently from around 1900 to 1920s.

5. This replaced the version shown in 1, probably around 1919.














The "sunburst" transfers mostly date from the 1920s on the tin box phones, but they appeared earlier on some phones.

5. Swedish transfer from the late 1890s and also used on phones produced in some other countries. There are different versions of the company name.

6. Vienna, 1920s.

7 and 8. Versions of British Ericsson's logo. From around 1912.

9. Turkey, in very attractive red and gold with a star and crescent pattern around the central telephone. This appears to have only been used on the Model CG400 steel desk phones and their varieties. It is rare in good condition.










The dates of use of the round transfers seem to vary widely. It has been suggested that they were used on exported Swedish phones for English-speaking countries, and the English texr would seem to support this to some extent, but the centre version (11) is from Austria and was used on locally-made Deckert & Homolka phones..

10. shows an outline drawing of the transfer, which is also shown in color in 12. This appears to go back to 1894, and lasted until about 1902. It also appears on some British phones until the Ericsson England transfers were introduced .

11. Is from Deckert and Homolka in Vienna. Ericssons bought into this company to gain a local presence, but, like Britain, the local company retained much of its independence from the parent company. About 1910.










14. Beeston, from 1926.

15. Beeston, 1950s

16: Swedish logo used on most products from around 1950 (?).


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