Telephone Booth, Islesboro, ca. 1919

Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society

Telephone Booth, Islesboro, ca. 1919

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Description

This telephone booth is constructed of wood, with glass panels and pressed metal interior. There is a shelf in the corner to hold the telephone. A cream colored ceremic lght fixture is in the back right corner. Two paper signs, one framed, one taped to the interior, advertise long distance.

Inscription on metal tag over the door "Western Electric"
Inscription on metal tag on door " Patented Feb. 11th 1919 Turner Armour Corporation Brooklyn, N.Y. Distributors Western Electric Company Incorporated"

This telephone booth was installed in the F.S. Pendleton Store and was one of the first public telephones on the island.

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About This Item

  • Title: Telephone Booth, Islesboro, ca. 1919
  • Creator: Turner Armour Corporation
  • Creation Date: circa 1919
  • Subject Date: circa 1919
  • Town: Islesboro
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Metal, wood, glass
  • Local Code: 1111.939.001
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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