Teledex

Production date
1926-2004
Country
Australia
State/Province
New South Wales
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Description
Teledex, contains contact details organised alphabetically. Details are accessed by the sliding lever and button. Steel case painted brown possibly imitating wood. Contained inside are paper cards with handwritten contact information.
Classification
CH classification COMMERCE Office Equipment telephone index
Production place
Measurements
L192 x W95 x H25 mm
Media/Materials description
Steel, plastic, paper
Signature/Marks
<pressed on top, down right hand side> Alphabet from A to Z
<pressed on top> 'TELEDEX'
<cast on base> 'TELEDEX - MODEL 45 / A PRODUCT OF / DIE CASTERS LTD.'
History and use
Teledexes and rolodexes were developed and brought to market during the 1950s. This particular teledex was manufactured by Die Casters Pty Ltd.

Die Casters Pty Ltd was established in Richmond, Victoria in 1926. They also produced castings for vehicles, homewares and defence products.

This object was donated by to the Marks family. The Marks family were a prominent Brisbane family that made significant contributions to the fields of science and medicine.

Teledexes also tell the changing story of telephony both in and outside Queensland

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H28148

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