11 Telephone History Museum In Moscow

Telephone History Museum In Moscow

Posted on October 7, 2011 by

The company ‘Mastertel’ opened a Telephone History Museum which is located at the company’s headquaters in Moscow. Telephones of different world leading telephone producers of 1876-1970 are exhibited there. A rare collection of domestic telephones is also shown there.

On the picture you can see an ATEA desk telephone, 1948, Antwerp.

A Bell desk telephone, 1890, USA.

An L. M. Ericsson (Lars Magnus Ericsson) telephone, 1895, Sweden. This telephone with an inductor call became the company’s trademark. The common people called it ‘skeleton-telephone’. It was widely used in Europe (including Russia) and in the United States, at social infractructure facilities and in apartments.

A Siemens desk telephone, 1878, Germany.  This telephone was made of wood and was simultaneously used as a microphone and a receiver. When one of the interlocutors was speaking, the other one had to keep silent. The two of them could not speak at the same time. At first the telephone had no ring. It was used by German postal authorities.


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11 Responses to “Telephone History Museum In Moscow”

  1. geoff says:

    Wow that red phone box just fits. .My mum had one of the phones in the pics, mums was black and the one in the pic is white, it was almost indestructible.

    • EngrishBob says:

      It’s a GPO 300 series in ivory (hard to be totally sure of the exact model without having a better look around it). Ericsson design. Probably one of the most popular phones in the UK until the classic red GPO 700 series phones came about.

  2. Verto says:

    “Beginning of information age” and “end” of “innocence age” ! !!! ! ! ! !

  3. OLUT says:

    I wanna sneak in there one day, then hook them all up to the same number. When the room fills up, I’d totally call and watch everybody jump outta their skin! HaHaHA!!

  4. (r)evolutionist says:

    I was still on a “pulse” phone line up until 2 years ago. Couldn’t use the “For menu repeat hit 4.”

  5. opticalsound says:

    “Operator: Could you help me place this call..” (Jim Croce)

  6. aasdasdasas says:

    where is Soviet yellow phone booth? =)

  7. Mizz(A)... says:

    Interesting reading about some tecnical history. Thank You for posting!

  8. scud-werfer says:

    If you call the Museum, all the Phones go on *dingeling, Tüdelüüü, Bzzzbzzz* :-)

  9. James of Brighter Bills says:

    Looks like the best place to go for those working in the telecom industry, including me :) How much, if anything, must visitors pay to visit the museum? Thanks.

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