Pair of desktop call buttons
Wood, metal, paper
Overall: 1 x 2 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 5.4 x 6.4 cm )
stamped: on metal cover: "1872 / EDWARDS" in triangle
One of a pair of desktop one-call push buttons; oak base with metal cover, brown bakelite button to right of window showing number "1".
The "Edwards Directory Push" call buttons were typical of executive offices as well as Park Avenue dining rooms in mid-twentieth century New York.
Gift of David M. Lutzker
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