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What is this?

Half-spherical base with thin disc on bottom; slightly curved paddle-shaped handle with indentation for thumb and finger and monogram "FCR", tapering near base.

This is a telephone dialer from United States. It is dated ca. 1960 and we acquired it in 2012. Gift of Henrie Jo Barth. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

silver

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 7.3 x 1.3 x 1 cm (2 7/8 x 1/2 x 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamped on handle: "TIFFANY& CO. STERLING m" (in script)

It is inscribed

Monogram on handle: "FCR"

This object was made by Tiffany and Co., New York

This object was donated by Henrie Jo Barth

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18790181/ |title=Telephone Dialer, ca. 1960 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=23 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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