As a rule we don’t alter donated items but when we received this Eagle Telephone Company switchboard our hope was to restore it. It had been repurposed into a dressing table and if you look closely you can see where holes from the switches and cords had been filled in.
We couldn’t find any photos of the original switchboard. EHS member Jim Neist researched switchboards and crafted this generic switchboard. This will give visitors a more realistic idea of how a switchboard functioned.
Thank you Jim!