This is a vintage toy from the 1940s.
This pressed glass candy container was converted to a desktop toy phone once the candy was eaten. It has a rectangular open base. The front is slanted in the front; that is where the “dial” is. The black receiver (transmitter) sits on the top of the telephone and is secured by four rectangular knobs – much like a real phone of that era. There are three feet on the base. – two towards the front of the phone and one in the center rear (where the cord comes out.); there is no arched slot for the cord to go thru. The cord – that goes from the receiver to the back of the phone – is red and woven.
Material: Pressed glass, plastic receiver, cardboard closure, paper dial, cotton cord.
Colors: Clear phone; black receiver and some on dial; red cord and some on dial and some on print of closure; navy blue on print of closure; yellowed on closure
Approximate Creation Date: 1944 - 51
Designer: Jacob H Millstein
Possible Producer: Marienville Glass Co
Patent Number: 2379981
Patent Applied: 07/05/1944
Patent Approval Date: 07/05/45
Approximate Dimensions in Inches: 4 deep x 2 13/16 wide x 2 5/8 high; Receiver: 5 3/8 long x 1 1/2 wide
Embossed Printing in Ear Piece: “MFD. & PT’D. J. H. MILLSTEIN CO. ” – on outer circle. “JEANNETTE PA. “ – on inner circle.
Embossed Printing in Mouth Piece: “PLASTIC PRODUCT”
Printing on Paper Dial: Red – “ToT TELEPHONE” as well as the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 0.. Black – the letters ABC, DEF, GHI, JKL, MNO, TUV, WXY, Z and OPERATOR. Please note that the number 7 is missing as well as the corresponding letters p, q, r, and s.
Cardboard Print: “ToT TELEPHONE / THE CANDY CONTAINED IN THIS TELEPHONE / IS PRODUCED BY THE FINEST CANDY / MAKERS IN THIS COUNTRY. YOU CAN BE / ASSURED THAT ITS CONTENTS CONFORM / TO THE FEDERAL PURE FOOD LAWS AND / REGULATIONS. INGREDIENTS: SUGAR, CORN / SYRUP, CORN STARCH, CREAM OF TARTAR, / CITRIC ACID, VEGETABLE OIL, / U. S. CERTIFIED COLORS. / NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS / WT. 1 OZ. OR MORE / MANUFACTURED & DISTRIBUTED / BY / J. H. Millstein Co. / Jeannette, Pa. / PLEASE NOTE – RE – INSERT THIS CAP / AFTER CONTENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED / PATENTS APPLIED FOR / PULL THIS CORD TO OPEN”
Condition: Used Vintage Condition.
- The printed dial is is missing some of its paper.
- The receiver has minor scratches on it.
- The phone also appears to have heat damage around the base in the rear under the printing, as well as, the left front corner. There is also minor scratches to the plastic
- The closure has faded and is a bit misshapen (that is, it does not flat).
- There are not chips, dings, or repairs to the glass.
- The woven cord has one spot where it is frayed.
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