Prchal model “mystery”

Prchal mystery telephone
Prchal mystery telephone
Prchal side
Prchal side

An extremely rare model, as I have not been able to find any reference to it nor a picture of another specimen of this phone. And believe me, I did ask around.
It is an all bakelite telephone, with nickel plated metal dial. Cords are braided, not straight cloth covered.

Prchal inside label
Prchal inside label

The particular example that I have is not well used. There is not much wear and tear on it, no sign of repairs or alterations. I assume it is totally original, even down to the bakelite terminal box.

Inside the body shell is panel that divides it into 2 compartment, with components on the top and bottom.
It is best described as a mixture of the Ericsson DBH1001 and the T&N Maingau 35.

Prchal terminal box
Prchal terminal box

As the title of this article indicates at the moment I do not know what the model number or name of this telephone is. Even the name of the manufacturer is unclear. It was made in a factory that once was part of the Prchal Ericsson company. That factory was located in Brno, which was annexed by the German Reich in 1939, when the city was renamed Brün. As this factory no longer appeared to make Ericsson products, it is questionable if they still used the name Prchal-Ericsson.

Read more about the questions regarding this phone in this BLOG.

Do you have any information regarding this telephone? Please do not hesitate to leave a comment.

 

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