Telephone, Gfeller Trub, rosewood / plastic / electronic components, designed and made by Gfeller, Bern, Switzerland, 1972. A push button telephone, made from stained and varnished Rosewood with the grain evident as part of the design. The underside has been hollowed to contain the electronic components, and is sealed with a white plastic base plate, with channels for cables, etc. The phone sits low and flat to the table, with 14 polished gold metal rectangular push buttons arranged in two rows of three and two of four, to the right of centre. The numbers, in black are set to the left of the buttons, two on the bottom row being blank, function unknown. The handset is shaped from one piece of Rosewood, cut and formed to install the receiver, speaker and associated wiring and is connected to the base with a brown plasric coiled cord. A UK telephone cable can be attached to base for use.

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  • Title: Timber telephone
  • Creator: Gfeller
  • Date: 1972
  • Date Created: 1972
  • Location: Bern, Switzerland
  • Physical Dimensions: 95mm (h) x 210mm (w) x 190mm (d)
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