This was a rival design to the 200 type telephone produced in the 1930s. The Strowgerphone, produced by AT&E in the UK, was used by the Hull Telephone system. The design was based on similar ‘monophones’ which were popular in France and the USA. Indeed, in the USA, this type of telephone was known as the French style phone. It was similar to a candlestick in that its only components were the handset and dial, the phone required a bellset with induction coil.

However, the monophone style phone was not the only phone produced by ATE/ATM with the brand name ‘Strowgerphone’. The model shown in the second photo was supplied for private installations and had a steel body. All Strowgerphones had an ornate plate on the handset rest.