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Deutsche Reichspost W28 model desktop rotary phone

Object | Accession Number: 1990.79.1

Siemens and Halske W28 model rotary dial telephone commissioned by the Deutsche Reichspost [German Post Office) as its standard issue model from 1928. In the mid-1930s, the Reichspost commissioned a new model seeking a more economical and reliable device. They passed on the model produced in 1936. The W38 model was adopted but not introduced on a large scale until 1940. Some parts, such as the bell, were made of different materials due to war economies. The W38 was sturdier and introduced a dialing pause to make connections more consistent.

manufacture:  1928-approximately 1938
manufacture: Berlin (Germany)
Audio equipment
Object Type
Telephone (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:55:44
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