All telephones are available to buy by mail order 15 post and packing to all parts of the UK.
Smaller parts post and packing is from 3.50 to UK only You can collect from my shop at weekends by arrangement My Candlestick telephones are converted ready for use. They include the correct bell set (see technical information below) cabled to them.
At the top of the stand was mounted a carbon microphone (transmitter) to speak into, and a switch hook extending sideways upon which an ear piece (receiver) was hung.
Later research, according to The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes (1951), suggests that the lyrics are illustrating a scene of three respectable townsfolk "watching a dubious sideshow at a local fair".The rhyme is of a type calling out otherwise respectable people for disrespectable actions, in this case, ogling naked ladies – the maids.The nonsense "Rub-a-dub-dub" develops a phonetic association of social disapprobation, analogous to "tsk-tsk," albeit of a more lascivious variety.(later acquired by GTE), Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Company, and Stromberg-Carlson.
The first tube shaft candlestick telephone was the Western Electric #20B Desk Phone patented in 1904.Candlestick telephones featured a mouth piece (transmitter) mounted at the top of the stand, and a receiver (ear phone) that was held by the user to the ear during a call.