This attractive and well-finished little intercom is a typical U.S. example, probably from the 1920s. It is built in oak and most metal parts are nickel plated. It is the U.S. equivalent of the British Sterling and TMC designs in my collection, and in many ways it appears to be of a higher quality.
Samson appears to have been in a similar market niche to the British companies,
and I have the Samson phone in my collection to highlight the difference in
styles and construction between the two countries. They appear to have been
quite popular, and a good example is inexpensive.