Bauhaus Dessau H. Fuld & Co Telephone Phone - Works!
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Rare 1934 H. Fuld & Co. / T&N "Frankfurt" Bauhaus Telephone
in Excellent Condition, Working and Includes Original Cords. Has the rarer, earlier kugel or ball-shaped transmitter cap, and also includes a T&N tag in the back of the base..
"Fuld Telephone. The Indefatigable Helper for the Modern Businessman"
You are bidding on an exceptionally hard-to-find telephone manufactured by H. Fuld & Co., Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in February of 1934. The telephone base shell is bakelite with a zinc baseplate, and the earlier bakelite handset, with the "kugel" or ball-shaped transmitter cap.
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The Fuld is often referred to as the Bauhaus Telephone, probably because working papers are said to have been drafted for a new telephone design in 1925 at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany, for use in what was then, modern industry. It is unknown to this writer who, at the Bauhaus, drafted the first design of this phone, or even if such a draft was actually made t I suspect it may have been Marcel Breuer who designed the shell and handset of the phone, as roughly at the same time, he was employed to draft working designs for construction of the H. Fuld & Co. / Telefonbau & Normalzeit factory in Frankfurt. This project would have put Breuer... read more