This is a Brass Henschel Corporation Sound-Powered Telephone with Splash-Proof Pedestal. This is an incredibly rare piece of nautical history. Splash-proof telephones were a way for phones to be placed on the deck of the boat without worrying about the water destroying the phone inside. Constructed of brass to avoid the harsh sea air from eating away at the pedestal.
While the Henschel Corporation manufactured the brass pedestal, the sound powered telephone inside was made by the United States Instrument Corporation, from Summit, New Jersey. I’ve only been able to find three other times that an item like this has been photographed and uploaded onto the Internet. Likely from the late 1940’s, this telephone has held up in great condition.
You will be proud to be showing off this item to friends, family, or patrons at your business.