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Handset support bracket with switch hook

Inventory number: T16 84.68.0.
Year of creation: 1905
Location: Hall 1

The hook (fork) of the receiver (handset) on the CB telephone set was named switch hook. This activated an electrical contact, which, depending on the receiver position, switched either the ringer or - in off-hook position of the receiver - the circuit of the microphone to the incoming line.

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