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Telephone Head Set
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Title: Telephone Head Set
Identifier: 989.7.1
Donor: J. T. Armstrong
Item Date: 1920-1945
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: A telephone headset with two earphones that are connected by two wires. On the back of the earphones reads, 'made in the U.S.A., Brush, patent notice inside'.

The first head set was invented in 1910 by Nathaniel Baldwin, a student at Stanford University but head sets were not produced on a larger scale until the First World War, when they were used by U.S. Army pilots. For many years, they were utilized for this purpose alone, but later head sets developed for telephones as well as computers. _
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