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“Telephones” Allsop (1905) in good condition.

“Telephones” by Harry Allsop, published in 1905, provides a unique window into the nascent world of telecommunication. The book captures the transition of the telephone from a curiosity to a vital tool in daily life during the early 20th century. Allsop discusses the technical evolution of telephony, from basic electric current conversion to more advanced designs improving call quality. The societal impact of the telephone is explored, showcasing how it transformed communication patterns, commerce, and social interactions. The book also addresses challenges and limitations, shedding light on call quality and infrastructure issues. Overall, “Telephones” serves as a historical artifact preserving the context of early communication advancements, offering readers a chance to appreciate the progress that has led to our modern interconnected world.

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Mersey Repurposing operates from New Brighton near Liverpool. All orders will be sent from this address.

Looking for a gift to show you’ve thought outside the box? MR has a range of individually designed gifts to show how unique your loved one is. Examples of our personalised gifts can be seen throughout our store. They range from antique phones and clocks brought back into modern day-to-day use to stunning pottery and glassware with a secondary and less ornamental purpose. We also have a collection of classic books, re-packaged with an information pack, making the reading that much more meaningful. For truly bespoke gifts, please view our antiques catalogue and email us with your idea. With your input, we can price it up and give you a timescale.

Due to the nature of our store, a great deal of research has gone into every item as we do not want to damage or change pieces that have historical significance in their current state. Therefore if any of our pieces are listed incorrectly, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Because we are a small, family-run business, at the moment our projects are relatively small scale and we cannot cater to extremely large custom orders. However, we pride ourselves on our finished products’ quality therefore will not sell objects in any other condition than advertised.

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