Telephone - Magneto Series 300
New South Wales
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'P.V.e. \ J.O. No.T
I \ 94 \ 3442 \ P.V.O. wired
12938 \ W.5.11 \Repairer \ Tested by \ Date 12/11/1958
No 3406 \ 58 \ BLY's INDUSTRIES PTY. LTD. ROSEBERY N.S.W
3830 \ 43 \ No20 \ 4
Using Bakelite in the telephone reduced receiver interference and enhanced sound and speech quality. It was also easy to mould into fashionable forms and was simple to keep clean. However, Bakelite was really only available in black, or variations thereof, because coloured models proved to fade too quickly.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.