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Antique Northern Electric Wall Phone

My inlaws had this phone as a decorative piece in their home, and we, in turn, have had it for many years. It's actually a small cabinet inside, since the innards have been ripped out.


The Northern Electric Company's roots go back into the nineteenth century. It was centered in Montreal for many years.


As time went on, it evolved into what is now known as Nortel, which has had a fairly checkered recent history. For many years, it was headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, which is not far from here. A lot of my buddies and acquaintances worked for Nortel. Some of them joined the company when it was still Northern Electric.


Here's the link to Wikipedia's detailed company history:

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Taken on November 11, 2009