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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

How to Dial a Telephone

A lost art - but here's all you need to know, courtesy of Ma Bell, 1954:

Well, that was pretty clear. But wait - how would you convey all that in a silent film? This earlier version from 1927 gets the message across with some swell animation:

Just for fun, here's some modern kids confronted with a dial phone for the first time:


Stan said...

I'm old enough to remember "party lines." You would share your phone number with others.

It was years before my parents would break down and get touch tone phones. I think they had to.

Russ Manley said...

We had a party line too when I was little - private lines were expensive.

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