For a direct line back to yesterday, ring up friends and family on our classic candlestick phone, also known as the “upright” and first introduced when phones were still connected to wooden boxes called “subsets,” which contained a battery, bell, and crank. Quite a far cry from the palm-sized portable phones of today! A 1920s replica, the candlestick telephone is identical in every detail to the phones of that era, right down to its bell-shaped mouthpiece, cloth-covered receiver cord, and telltale old-fashioned heft. A closer look reveals modern updates, including touch-tone push buttons cleverly disguised as a rotary dial, a ringer on/off switch, earpiece volume control, touch-tone or pulse operation, and a center medallion that functions as a redial button.
Rated 1 out of
Pile of garbageI don't mind the large and heavy part, but the ring tone is inaudible three feet away, and there is much feedback when attempting to converse.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of
Nostalgic Tech!I love the look of the old style candlestick phone, but with all the modern conveniences! I plugged it in and it was good to go. I was impressed by how heavy it is and the apparent quality of it. It looks great atop my old ice box. Now, if I only had a party line again!
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 3 out of
Beware of interference from cordless phones!I bought this phone for my 90-year-old mother-in-law who loves it. It seemed like the perfect gift until we discovered that it is susceptible to interference from cordless phones in the vicinity. It works fine if it is isolated from radio waves generated by cordless phones but serious low frequency static makes it inoperable in any room where cordless phones are nearby. Wish they could improve it so this is not such a liability.