Hungarian scoring machine for foil and epee disguised as a telephone.  This curious piece is from the collection of material donated to the Archive by Maestro Ferenc Marki’s family.  It appears to be a working scoring device although I haven’t attempted to plug it in, nor am I likely to.  When it was made or by whom is unknown.  If it was made as a gag, it certainly seems to have been thoroughly done.  It didn’t come with a handset.  I wonder if that functioned as the buzzer?  It may also have buzzers built in.  I won’t take it apart to find out; it’s too cool just as it is.

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