Drawbaugh Telephones

c. 1880s

Drawbaugh claimed to have produced this primitive apparatus for talking between floors in his shop in 1868, eight years before Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone.These three models are full scale models of Drawbaugh's telephones. They were made for the patent litigation of the 1880s. Read more »

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