This black Bakelite telephone has twelve white buttons lined up in two vertical rows on the face of the base. The handset connects to the base with a cloth cord.
On the handset: "EDWARDS AND COMPANY | Inc. | NORWALK, CONN." On the front of the base: "1872 | EDWARDS". On face of the base: "Doctor's | Residence | Info. Off. | Administration | Office | Kitchen | Conv. Sec. | Dir. of Nursing | Treat. Rm. | Recovery | A. T. | Hosp. Pastor | Cont. Care | X-Ray & Lab." Handwritten in pencil on the base: "Edwards | 1872".