The Type D Telephone, commissioned from the Automatic Electric Company in 1945 for the heavy cruiser USS Salem… for shouting obscenities down to the engine room or being appraised by high command of the Atlantic movements of Jerry’s U-Boats. I love the fact that, spartan of design as it is, someone still managed to squeeze some brass nautical bling around the rotary dial. And that Press to Talk –> Reproducer Only switch is a delight: a direct speed dial to the Captain’s missus. Navy men have such unflattering euphemisms for their wives.
USS Salem Steampunk Command Phone [Steampunk Workshop]