Gorgeous antique telephone, Berliner Telephone Co. wooden wall phone. Model No. 871.
The Berliner Telephone Factory was started by Emile Berliner, who was the man that sorted things out in Bell MFG and made the telephone work. He also invented the Gramophone, worked on early helicopters and acoustics.
This telephone is manufactured early 1900's by Berliner Telephone Company (Telephon-Fabrik Berliner AG), Hannover, Germany. This company was later renamed as TEFAG. We've found old advertisements, dating this telephone as far back as 1904.
This popular instrument has recently been very much improved and is now fitted with:
Source: advertisement August 1904 in The Electrical Review Supplement an illustrated weekly journal.
This telephone is in good Condition. Just some normal wear due to age and usage. Some superficial wear to the wooden parts and some normal wear to the receiver and the original fabric cord.