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Automatic Electric Sunburst Candlestick

Photo courtesy Wally Tubbs


With the distinctive sunburst dial. One of the first dial candlesticks, preceded only by the 1905 Strowger Automatic stick. This sunburst dial was unique as it had a fixed finger stop below the dial so that when you pulled the dial around and released, the finger wheel would not return, the internal dial mechanism would signal the digit dialed. This dial set-up was short lived due to mechanical problems.

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