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WALLIGRAPH CANDLESTICK TELEPHONE HOLDER, 1930's
Wall mounted telephone holder for Candlestick telephones.
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- The GPO tested a couple of Walligraph telephone supports in 1931.
One had a fitting for a candlestick and the other had a flat plate on which a Telephone No. 162 could be placed. The candlestick model had a single clamp that went around the stick.
These all were desk mounted on a small holder which had 4 legs, through which the holder was fixed to the desk.
They also tested a stand with the extending arm on the top. The stand was approx 3 foot high and had three small legs at the bottom. It looked highly unstable!
.......... Bob Freshwater, Gloucestershire, 10th of November 2021
- Further to Jon Wayre's recollections which I tend to agree with, I have one of these pantographs and it has what looks like a purpose made platform with a spring loaded retaining slider which is the right size for a rectangular base telephone such as a pyramid model.
Nigel Williams. Colchester
.......... Nigel Williams, Colchester, United Kingdom, 12th of April 2013
- The Trade mark stamped on the side of the unit states 'Walligraph Registered Trade Mark Telephone Arm'
.......... Curator Museum of Technology, Hemel Hempstead, 7th of September 2010
- My father worked for Walligraph in the 1940s/50s.
Walligraph produced industrial lamps for use in factories, workshops, et c. What this actually is, is a Wally Pantograph lamp holder that has had the lamp replaced with a candlestick phone. It looks good and fits the phone perfectly but is something that must have been made up by someone as I own a few lamps and have several brochures of the Pantograph and there is no mention of a telephone model.
.......... Jon Wayre, London, 6th of September 2010