The telephone would experience a new boom before the First World War. Local authorities and the State financed the creation of telephone networks until the World War slowed down this expansion.
Telephone designs were carefully thought out, and great names such as Majorelle created new models.
The Majorelle SIT telephone from 1911 with a horn-shaped handset known as “the Violin”. This type of handset was supposed to slow down the proliferation of microbes. On the back, an earphone with a handle allowed another person to listen to the conversation.
The Snail—a telephone with a sober design: a rectangular box made of noble wood. Notice the switch hook supporting the handset is shaped like two snails.