1880 Antique Print TELEPHONE Transmitter GOWER BELL Exchange Switch Board (p2)

Product code: B11

Original Victorian Print

Circa 1880 print from engraving



The engraving shows:

Section of Grays Transmitter.

Gower Bell Telephone.

Carbon Microphone. c.keenlyside.

Telephone Exchange Switch Board.

Provenance: From The National Encyclopaedia - A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge by Writers of Eminence in Literature, Science and Art - Publisher William Mackenzie, 69 Ludgate Hill, London; Glasgow and Edinburgh c1880.

This series of encyclopaedias were first published between c1860, through to the 1880s.


It measures overall 240mm x 160 mm ( 9.25 x 6.25 " ) approx. There are slight pinhole binding marks to edge. There is a little age yellowing but otherwise in reasonable condition. It has a blank reverse and there are small margins to edges. This item will be shipped in a board backed envelope, and protected inside that envelope by a plastic sleeve.

Info. in the description relates to my research and not necessarily what is printed on the engraving, as many species/objects etc were reclassified/renamed in modern times.

Our use of the term " original print" is a pictorial image made in a manner which allows it to be multiplied, and originating from the date stated; this includes examples of various methods of printmaking including steel, copper and wood engravings, etchings, woodcuts, lithographs etc. Many prints/maps would have been originally bound in a book at some time as was this one.

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Condition Used
Product Code B11
Weight 0.1kg