ABOUT ANTIQUE TELEPHONES
is a listing of current books, some out of print,
that are available at the bookstore,
Amazon.com, Phonecoinc.com and Schiffer Publishing Company.
Hopefully this list can help give you ideas as to where you
can find these different books and photo
books online about antique telephones.
Kate, Telephones Antique to Modern, West Chester, Pennsylvania:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., First Edition 1992; Second
Over 500 color
photographs cover the development of the telephone
from the Bell's first experimental equipment. Exquisite
examples of wooden box phones; vanities; upright "candlesticks";
and desk stand or "cradle" phones. An important
reference for novice and avid telephone collectors alike
Kate, Telephone Collecting, Seven Decades of Design
, West Chester, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.,
A history of the design of the telephone is presented
from Art Deco years to novelty phones of the 1980s in
text and over 250 color photos. Memories
will be awakened as you page through the book to see
the phones you grew up with. Old telephones are appearing
in antique and collector shops throughout America; becoming
one of the hottest new finds for colloecting or just
as accent pieces
Edward, Amazon.com., 2001
The Telephone Patent Conspiracy of 1876. The Elisha
Gray-Alexander Bell Controversy and Its Many Players
by A. Edward Evenson.
Ralph, Old-Time Telephones! Design, History, and Restoration,
2nd Edition (now includes AE phones), Atglen, Pennsylvania:
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005. Old-Time Telephones
traces the development of the telephone from Alexander
Graham Bell to 1984, when the Bell Ssytem was broken
up. Fundamental engineering principles, design concepts,
and historical facts are interwoven in the fascinating
and down-to-earth context of antqiue telephones.
Richard, 100 Years of Bell Telephones, West Chester
Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1995. This
176 page book traces the history of the first hundred
years of the telephones in the Bell System.
Lawrence, Desk Telephones of the Bell System, Burbank,
California: CompuGrafix & Printing, 1993 now in
it's second printing. 178 pages. Great schematics and
information about dials, handsets, transmitters, etc.