This one was hanging on my grandma's wall all throughout my childhood. Still got'r
his Samson telephone would have been used in a stand-alone setting perhaps in a small office or a large home. Each telephone connected in the system could be individually signalled from the buttons on the face of the phone. Samson made this particular model (Pattern 351) with a variety of available station buttons, up to 12 according to a late-1920s catalog.