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Telephone switchboard. When you made a phone call you would dial 'O' and give the operator the number you wanted to be connected to. Telephone numbers were 4 digits with a prefix, such as Glenburn 4579
Telephone switchboard. I LOVED playing with this at Grandma's. it was so much fun pretending the be a telephone operator.
Telephone switchboard. The classroom 'switchboard' in the office at my elementary school looked similar. I loved working there as a Helper.
Telephone switchboard. Iused to work at Southwestern Bell in Cleveland, Tx Bell Telephone in Cleveland, Tx
Telephone switchboard. Iused to work at Southwestern Bell in Cleveland, Tx Bell Telephone in Cleveland, Tx My dad's office had a telephone switchboard in the lobby.
Telephone switchboard. Original Bell Telephone equipment
Telephone switchboard- My first job after high school .
Telephone cord board switchboard.
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Monarch Switchboard - Telephonearchive.com - Antique Telephone Information Our town ran on a couple of these until Bell came in with the dial phones.
Monarch Telephone Switchboard - looks a lot like the one at the Pantall Hotel in Punxsutawney, PA years ago. My Gram was the manager and she'd let me answer the switchboard....
Monarch Switchboard - Model: 60-Line Switchboard. Made by: Monarch Telephone Mfg. | The Monarch Telephone Manufacturing Company was founded in Chicago in 1901 and purchased by American Electric in 1925, which was in turn purchased by Automatic Electric.
This is one quite similiar to the one I used at my first job. Monarch 60 line Switchboard. Telephonearchive.com. Antique Telephone Information.
Monarch Switchboard - Telephonearchive.com - Antique Telephone Information I worked at a resort hotel that kept the switchboard, so neat!
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TELEPHONE~Monarch Switchboard - Telephonearchive.com - Antique Telephone Information
Monarch Switchboard - Antique Telephone Information. Phones have come a long way
My "Nana" was a "PBX" Operator connecting calls to phone lines to complete the calls. It made her deaf in one ear & swapped jobs there and started dipping candies at "Sailors Chocolate's" in Alameda. My Brother and Sisters and myself visited her at work & watch her dip & wrap chocolates. We always sampled a few ( a bunch) & take some home. Like "I Love Lucy" working on the line & chocolate's were falling off the end so she was stuffing her mouth and clothes full so she wouldn't get fired.
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Need to call a nearby store? Need to know the exact time? In the past telephone subscribers would call an operator to obtain the information they needed. A person would dial a couple numbers, wait for an operator to pick up the phone and with human interactions they could get what they needed. In our modern society humans are slowly being remediated by machines. Although there are many technological devices that refashion the telephone operator, one machine is most similar and her name is Siri.
telephone operator my grandmother was a telephone operator at this time, late 1890's
A "PBX" Operator connected calls to phone lines & complete the call
Telephone Operator (Manchester, U.K., circa 1896)
Telephone Operator, early 1900
AMERICANA Telephone Operator.
Early telephone operator
I remember these!
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vintage mailbox...dropped many a letter into the mail box as I mailed letters to my Navy man during the vietnam WAr!
U.S. Letter Mailbox - seems like you could find one on every corner way back then
Blue 'n' red | steverichard. By the train station in Manassas, Virginia.
vintage mailbox remember these?
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the corner mailbox
Switchboard operators-1952. This is exactly what my Gramma was doing in 1952. She was an operator for BC Telephone Company for 25 years, then a switchboard operator for the Pacific National Exhibition after that for about 10 years.
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Do you remember the days before mobile phones and going through telephone operators ? Image Credit: Seattle Municipal Archives, Seattle, Washington
Switchboard operators-1950s. Back then our number began with the prefix "Turner" then had 5 didgets.
1952 switchboard operators... a couple of my aunts worked at switchboards...guess it could be very stressful. I worked one of these in the late 70's early 80's!
Switchboard Operator -Long before dial tones and Siri, a person who wanted to make a call had to start the conversation with “Operator can you connect me…” and the person on the other end of the line was a switchboard operator. For decades the iconic image of the operator was of a row of poufy-haired 1930s women physically putting calls through to exchanges
Telephone operators, 1952 by Seattle Municipal Archives, via Flickr You remember these, Andy Taylor would make a call and tell Sarah the operator to connect him to Goober.
In the 1800s, the Switchboard technology allowed operators to handle hundreds of call at once; they usually worked twelve hour shifts. The first switchboard operators were young boys, there known for being rude and abrasive. They were soon replaced by women. Women were trained to be more sensitive and understanding to the subscribers. They were not allowed to have conversations while they were on duty.
Switchboard Operator. The one at Dad's office gave me labels and toy food for my play kitchen.
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Switchboard operators at work, 1952 #1950s
I don't know, what will the telephone be like when I grow up? (1953 Bell Telephone ad)
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Bell Telephone advertisement, "What will the telephone be like when I grow up?" (At the time did anyone have the vision to imagine a smart phone?)
Vintage magazine advertisement for BELL TELEPHONE SYSTEMS. "What will the telephone be like when I grow up?"
1953 phone ad. What would anyone at that time have said if they were told what a 2013 smartphone would do?
An old advertisement about the future telephone. Compare it to today's telephone.
Bell Telephone System, "What will the telephone be like when I grow up?", 1953
"What will the telephone be like when I grow up?" - vintage ad
1953 phone ad >>> actually quite accurate
1953 telephone ad.
Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone
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1957 Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone-Well, Monsanto certainly has come a long way. Too, too long!!
1957 Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone: Ha! Just think what people fifty years from now will think of 2014's marvels. We are living in the dark ages of technology. In the future, science will look a lot like magic. Note by Roger Carrier
1957 Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone. Now we can do all of that on an I Phone!
Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone, 1950s. Kind of close to an IPhone.
Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone How the times have changed . . .
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1957 Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone or skype done old school
Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone . vintage retro future
1957 Monsanto Home Of The Future Phone
Smart Phone. Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds. @.com
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Women and their mobile phones! A woman's only resource skill. Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.
Brings new appreciation to modern "hands-free" devices. Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.
Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds. It was comprised of a Long Pole Receiver and Blake Transmitter.
before carpal tunnel syndrome, we had this, apparantly....Smart Phone. Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.
And we thought that OUR headsets were heavy! Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.
Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds. (OMG-I'm sure the chiropractors were rich in the 19th century!)
Mobile phone? Frees up hands Smart Phone. Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.
Early hands free phone Circa 1880, this early switchboard operator hardware weighed 6 pounds.
Row of Phone Booths
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Phone Booths. You could actually sit down, close the door, and, for only a dime, make a phone call in complete privacy. They were pretty cool. Cell phones changed everything.
Phone Booths - There was just "something" about a telephone booth. You could shut the door, have a seat and make a phone call in peace, comfort and privacy. And you could actually hear the other person on the other end of the line perfectly, and you didn't have to shout into it to be heard over the street noise.
Row of Phone Booths; in the 70's I was a telephone operator and we always knew that when a phone with the first number of the four 555-9000 started with a nine, it was a payphone. We had a button we could push to return the callers quarter back to them.
Row of Phone Booths. We still have a few phone booths in the hallway at school. The phone is gone and we store the vacuum there--although once I saw a student sitting there using their cell phone. ironic.
Row of Phone Booths: Someone showed me what a small slit in the cord and a little spit could do for a free phone call.
Row of Phone Booths - Memories-in our college dorms
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Row of Phone booths...with pay phones!
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1970s Dubble Bubble. These were your true flavored bubble gume. The comics were a nice treat that was wrapped around the gum when you removed the wrapper.
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Dubble Bubble Gum: The flavour only lasted for about 5 minutes but it came with a free comic inside the wrapper so it was totally worth the 5 or 10 cent price!! Other gums that ended up under school desks: Wrigley's Doublemint, Bubblicious, Jawbreakers.
Double Bubble gum with comics - the gum was always hard as a rock.......You must have had old gum, Sis. My Dubble Bubble wasn't hard. I probably gave the old stuff to you when I got new gum.
Dubble Bubble....This was my favorite bubble gum. The comics inside the wrapper were a fun prize also...
Double Bubble gum with comics - the gum was always hard as a rock but loved it! ⋆ 80's ≛ Brat ⋆
dubble bubble gum double bubble gum with comics...remember when this just a penny for 2 pieces
Double Bubble gum with Bazooka Joe comics inside - the gum was always hard as a rock.
Double Bubble Gum With Comics ~ Childhood Memories
Double Bubble gum with comics inside
Anys 70 Dubble Bubble.
When the phone rang you didn't know who was calling until you answered.
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Ahh... The good 'ole days. My grandparents were also on a party line, so everyone had to share & keep the conversations short.
THESE DAYS, IF IT’s NOT SOMEONE’s CELL PHONE … NO ONE PICKS IT UP!! WE DON’T WANT to TALK to ANYONE WHO CALLS THE HOUSE PHONE!!
One phone in the house....When the phone rang you didn’t know who was calling until you answered. Some people still had party lines.
When the phone rang you didn't know who was calling until you answered. Also - we had 'party lines', so you had to wait until your neighbor was off the phone before you could make a call.
One phone in the house....When the phone rang you didn’t know who was calling until you answered. Even better, there were "party lines", where neighbors had different phone numbers, but shared one phone line. You could eavesdrop on a neighbor's conversation ( if so inclined).
When the phone rang you didn't know who was calling until you answered. (And then there were party lines b4 where you had your special ring and could pick up your phone to make a call and find your neighbor talking on it.)
When the phone rang you didn't know who was calling until you answered. There was only one phone in the house in a central location. Sometimes your phone line was shared with another unknown party (party line).
Back in the 50's we had 'party lines'. That meant that when you had phone service, there were at least 3 other families who shared the line, sometimes up to 5. Everyone had their own phone number, and each phone number was assigned a special ring. So, when a call came in, you might hear a long ring, a double-short ring or 3 short rings. So, you had to know how your phone would ring to know if the call was for you. ...Found on www.tailfeathersnetwork.com
When the phone rang you didn't know who was calling until you answered...the good ol days!
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Maxwell Smart and his shoe phone from the Get Smart telvision show. Used to watch the re-runs as a kid ~ seems so silly now with the cell phones and technology we have now that we thought it was so cool that he had a phone in his shoe ~ Ha!
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Maxwell Smart had the coolest phone of all,the shoe phone! Was this a sort of archetype for cell phones?
Don Adams talking into his shoe phone on the TV program 'Get Smart'. (cell phones didn't exist then.) - In the introduction he walked through doors that opened automatically like they do now. There was nothing in the real world like it at that time. I was speechless as those doors opened! I can hear the theme song in my head.
50s tv shows | Classic TV Program ~ TV memories from the 1950s through the 198 The first cell phone
Don Adams as Maxwell Smart using the shoe phone on the '60s TV series "Get Smart."
Maxwell Smart on his ever so famous Shoe Phone... (A Mel Brooks classic TV show)
Don Adams "Get Smart" TV show 1960'sMax la menace difussé dans les années 70 .
get smart party theme? or fav tv series from 1960 dress?
the "Brick" cell phone...hahaha!
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A brick phone is a very large, heavy mobile phone that was used primarily in the 1980s ... costing almost $4,000USD with 30 minutes of talk time before requiring a recharge. Times sure have changed!!
This indeed is a terrible terrible machine. ( Vintage Early Retro Cell Phone / Mobile Phone machine )
The "Brick" mobile phone, 1982. Granddaddy of cell phones. Slow acceptance of these, as those who used them were generally thought of as assholes (this born out in portrayals of users in popular media).
1980s cell phones OMG we had this! It weighed about 12lbs hahaha! Very 1st "car phone"
1980s cell phones I had a limit of 10 minutes per month on my contract.
the "Brick" cell phone. Grandaddy of mobile phones
"Remember these things--1980s Cell Phones"
1980s brick phone
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Charlie perfume...I wore it in high school! I found this at the chemist two days ago..you can still buy it
Charlie perfume...I wore it in high school! I found this at the chemist two days ago..you can still buy it Repin & like .and Listen to Noelito Flow music. Noel. Thank you http://www.twitter.com/noelitoflow http://www.instagram.com/rockstarking http://www.facebook.com/thisisflow
Charlie perfume...I wore it in high school. I felt so grown up when I received this for Christmas.
Charlie perfume...I wore the shit outta this in high school! Guess what? You can still buy it!
Charlie Perfume! High school. Couldn't wear mine very often as my Mom was allergic to it.
Charlie perfume!! I used to wear this in High School and I put it on by the gallon!! LOL
Charlie Perfume! High school. My mom wore this perfume .... love the smell.
My favorite perfume in high school
Charlie perfume. Mom.
Telephone operators and party lines.
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Bell Telephone operators. No automated voice recordings back then. Real people were there to assist you with phone related matters.
Telephone switchboard operators. I remember when we had party lines. We would lift the receiver and listen to be sure someone else wasn't talking before we used the phone.
this was my mama's job for 25 years!... by the time our little town went dial, she was the one in charge and got to choose the last 4 digits of our new dial phone number. i was only in the 3rd grade, but she chose the year that i would graduate from high school. today i live in the same house with my family and 1975 is still our phone number!
Telephone Switchboards my first post high school job was as a long distance operator working a split shift for Southwestern Bell Telephone.
We had telephone operators and party lines. My mother was an operator, then became a manager with Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. As a manager, she wore roller skates to quickly go up and down the line of operators when they needed her help.
Telephone Switchboard Operators made the call for you before the dial tone was invented.
Telephone-Switchboard Operators, my mom & my aunt both did this in the early 40's
My Job when in High School Southern Bell Telephone switchboard_operator.jpg
My grandma was a telephone pioneer.
Reel to Reel Player/Recorder.
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The portable reel to reel to take over to your friend's house to tape records -- 'Sush -- I have the tape running now!'
Reel to Reel Player/Recorder. Remember going to Boston to see Aunt Mary and playing this with Don, Clark and Glen?
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Speaking of Professor Weber, we had a decades-long tape relationship back in the day when making long distance phone calls was still prohibitively expensive. - http://www.brucesallan.com/2012/09/29/evolution-technology-audio-tape/
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Reel to Reel Tape Player/Recorder.
Reel to Reel Tape Recorder.^
Old Portable Tape Recorder
Old black telephone
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Old black telephone - there was a little drawer under this that held a list of phone numbers. YOU n ME talking for hours...........
Old black bakelite telephone - there was a little drawer under this that held a list of phone numbers.
Bakelite phone I remember having one of these it was so #cartoon| http://awesome-cartoon-photo-collections.blogspot.com
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that old black vintage telephone
Style of 1940s telephone
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old telephone switchboard, I ran this at my first job. I got moved when I forgot my glasses one day and miss connected the boss!
I worked at half-way house in an old hotel with a telephone switchboard something like this.
I worked at an old telephone switchboard something like this in Cape May NJ
old telephone switchboard I remember this at our high school
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Crosley Radio Pay Phone. A nostalgia-inducing wall phone makes for a striking, retro addition to any room, while a functional coin slot adds to the authentic appeal. I miss these germ infested public phones.
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Old Fashioned 1950's Rotary Wall Pay Phone
The 80s cell phone, it was expensive and very heavy.