— This is a telephone receiver that was made by my niece's husband for someone I know. It was made a long, long time ago when it seemed to them the easiest answer to their problem of needing a telephone in the kitchen. This receiver has an ordinary plug, which goes into the telephone socket. Then the wire was taken into the kitchen and on the other end was quite a long lead, a receiver, made from old headphones maybe. Well, I don't exactly know – for pilots or something. They look like those kind of headphones pilots wear with a microphone attached so that the pilot has his hands free. Or maybe they were some kind of dispatcher's headphones, or the kind used by an operator at a call center. Well anyway, this is all connected to the cable with some kind of black thread, strange glue that almost kinda like chewing gum, and insulating tape. When you heard the phone ring from the main room, you flipped the switch connected to the telephone to the part connected to the top, the part you put to your ear. From it there's this metal switch that sticks out, and then you can talk on the phone. So you could chat away on this telephone (although I wouldn't even call it a telephone) while at the same time maybe even doing something with your right or left hand. Like stir something in a saucepan, for example.