This one-of-a-kind piece was the personal property of Philipp Reis. It is the prototype of the small series that the Frankfurt-based mechanic J. W. Albert produced and sold from 1863 onward at Reis’s request.


  • Title: Transmitter and receiver by Philipp Reis
  • Date Created: 1863
  • Location Created: Friedrichsdorf, Hessen, Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Metalle, Holz, Schweinsdarm

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