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Maryland History Day 2021: Communication Objects

Objects

Telephone

Wooden intercom wall mount telephone; 10 button (as used in a department store); made by Connecticut Telephone and Electric Company, Inc. of Meriden, CT.

BMC2009.004      

Odell Typewriter

Cast iron typewriter, "Odell Typewriter No. 4 Patented by Farquhar & Albrecht Chicago" on a plate at the top. There is a metal piece that has the numeric symbols and alphabet going across the center. Throughout the base of typewriter, there is a decorative design with "Odell Type Writer Chicago" intertwined within the design. 

2010.200.106 

Radio

Zenith model 6D2620-N radio made in 1942.

1990.036.001 

Pilot Television

Pilot 3" television made of wood and pressboard, c.1949.  

2010.200.128   

Postcard

Telephone Postcard, c. 1910.

1994.018.664  

Postcard

Telephone switchboard operator postcard, c.1910.

1994.018.666