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2017 marks 170 years since the birth of famous Scot Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. See how his invention has changed over the years - which of these bring back memories for you?
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Desktop telephone type 328 of red bakelite, with ten digit dialling ring and pullout tray, by General Electric Co. Ltd, England, c.1940.

Desktop telephone type 328 of red bakelite, with ten digit dialling ring and pullout tray, by General Electric Co. Ltd, England, c.1940.

Base unit for 'Freeway'cordless telephone, grey and cream in color, base, battery charger, aerial and electrical cords, by British Telecom, Taiwan, c.1984.

Base unit for 'Freeway'cordless telephone, grey and cream in color, base, battery charger, aerial and electrical cords, by British Telecom, Taiwan, c.1984.

"Viscount" desk top telephone of lime green plastic, with white plastic pushbuttons, made by STC for British Telecom, 1983.

"Viscount" desk top telephone of lime green plastic, with white plastic pushbuttons, made by STC for British Telecom, 1983.

One of a group of specimens of telephone apparatus - a table pattern telephone suitable for use on central battery systems, 1910 - 1930.

One of a group of specimens of telephone apparatus - a table pattern telephone suitable for use on central battery systems, 1910 - 1930.

Lineman's FDI field telephone.

Lineman's FDI field telephone.

'Scottish Jubilee' telephone and bell box, manufactured for the Queen's Silver Jubilee, c.1977.

'Scottish Jubilee' telephone and bell box, manufactured for the Queen's Silver Jubilee, c.1977.

Edison telephone, 1899.

Edison telephone, 1899.

K2 type telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1926, made by Walter MacFarlane & Co Ltd., Saracen Works, Glasgow.

K2 type telephone kiosk designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1926, made by Walter MacFarlane & Co Ltd., Saracen Works, Glasgow.

Telephone wall mounting, with a hand-generator, made by Sterling of London, 1905 - 1910.

Telephone wall mounting, with a hand-generator, made by Sterling of London, 1905 - 1910.

Panasonic 2nd generation transportable cellular phone type EF-615 1EA Class 2 and charger, with carrying case containing removable aerial and spare battery. Used with mobile network Vodafone, available from 1 January 1985. With operating instructions and publicity leaflet. Early 1990s.

Panasonic 2nd generation transportable cellular phone type EF-615 1EA Class 2 and charger, with carrying case containing removable aerial and spare battery. Used with mobile network Vodafone, available from 1 January 1985. With operating instructions and publicity leaflet. Early 1990s.

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