New Hampshire Telephone Museum
22 East Main Street
Warner, NH 03278
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"Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you!"
Begin your visit to the New Hampshire Telephone Museum with an introductory video, featuring interviews with an operator and a lineman recalling the early days of the telephone
Our fascinating collection of telephones, equipment and tools begins with a replica of the very first telephone, which carried inventor Alexander Graham Bell’s words to his startled assistant Thomas A. Watson. (“Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you!”)
Trace the development of the telephone from hand-cranked magneto boxes on walls (you generated your own electricity to call the operator) to the wireless technologies of today. Crank a magneto telephone to connect yourself to an antique switchboard ... and dial a telephone to see a 9-foot-tall stepping switch in action.
The New Hampshire Telephone Museum is the creation of Dick and Paul Violette, who worked their way up from apprenticeships to become Chairman and President/CEO of the Merrimack County Telephone Company.