The Bath Museum is lucky to have a hand crank telephone in our collection. This version of a once household staple had all but disappeared by the mid 20th century.


Described as a wood wall-mounted ‘coffin’ these telephones were tall and bulky and considered the first phones put into wide circulation.


Telephones have progressed over the past century and gone through many changes to keep up with the demand of users. While this version maybe considered obsolete there are many ways to communicate with friends and loved ones.


So, be it Facetime, a cell, the Internet or a good old fashion landline, make a call today and if you want to see that blast from the past, check it out at the Museum.