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A portable desk, made for Henry VIII. Possibly one of the most costly portable desks ever made.

Emma Mills Nutt became the world’s first female telephone operator on September 1, 1878 when she began working for the Edwin Holmes Telephone Dispatch Company in Boston, Mass. The first operators for the company were teenage teenage boys who did not work well with the customers. Emma reportedly could remember every number in the directory of New England Telephone Company. Within seven years, all telephone operators in Boston were women. The trend soon went nationwide.