The Candlestick Phone has a retro style but all the features of a modern phone. This attractive retro phone is perfect for homes with a mid-century decor theme.
The Candlestick phone, also known as the 'Upright', initially became popular during the early 1900s before the introduction of the one-piece handset. The first Candlestick phones were introduced when the magneto system was in use, which meant that the phone was connected to a large wooden box called a "subset" containing a battery, bell, and crank. But oh, have we come long way. From its bell-shaped mouthpiece to its cloth covered receiver cord, this decorative telephone replica recalls a vintage instrument from the 1900's. But a closer look reveals some modern technology including a decorative dial that functions as a push button for tone/pulse operation as well as a center medallion that serves as a redial button. This modern day version of the Candlestick Phone would sure have made Alexander Graham Bell proud. Features rotary dial w/ push button technology, redial feature, ringer volume on/off switch, tone/pulse switch, and earpiece volume control.