August122012
August112012
cephalopuddle:

Strowger 11 digit desk telephone -1905
Legend has it that Almon Brown Strowger was a mortician that believed his local operator was directing all business calls to his competitor, who happened to be her husband. Strowger felt that subscribers should have control over calls rather than operators. He patented the automatic telephone exchange a.k.a. dial service in 1891, eliminating the need for an operator to direct calls.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-501465_162-10009536-10.html#ixzz1hiqCsWwr

cephalopuddle:

Strowger 11 digit desk telephone -1905

Legend has it that Almon Brown Strowger was a mortician that believed his local operator was directing all business calls to his competitor, who happened to be her husband. Strowger felt that subscribers should have control over calls rather than operators. He patented the automatic telephone exchange a.k.a. dial service in 1891, eliminating the need for an operator to direct calls.

August102012
ronberglog:

04/04/11. Nostalgic today for old 69 Polaroid. So shot up the last I had on this phone.

ronberglog:

04/04/11. Nostalgic today for old 69 Polaroid. So shot up the last I had on this phone.

August92012
August82012

caitleaveshome:

Went to the Portobello Market last Sunday. It was full of antiques, crepes, and weird old men. Good times. I didn’t buy anything at this one because everything was over priced (typical for antiques). However, on my walk back to the tube station I heard this fantastic man singing opera in the streets. Have I mentioned everything is amazing here? Because it is. 

August72012
August62012

dtxmcclain:

Western Electric, 1964

August52012
August42012
lifeinthe1940s:

Ok I’ll admit it… I collect rotary phones. This is one from my collection, a 1939 Western Electric model 302. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss

lifeinthe1940s:

Ok I’ll admit it… I collect rotary phones. This is one from my collection, a 1939 Western Electric model 302. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss

August32012

(via neonrad)

August22012
August12012
blueelectricroom:

“…all dials work the same way and are easy to use.” If I presented that concept to the R&D gang at Apple, and offered them the rights to it, I wonder if they would cut me a check for $17 million. God knows they don’t have anything like this in place right now.

blueelectricroom:

“…all dials work the same way and are easy to use.”
If I presented that concept to the R&D gang at Apple, and offered them the rights to it, I wonder if they would cut me a check for $17 million.
God knows they don’t have anything like this in place right now.

(via 1950sunlimited)

July312012
July302012
July292012
weirdvintage:

Bell Telephone ad, date unknown

weirdvintage:

Bell Telephone ad, date unknown

(Source: classicrotaryphones.com, via weirdvintage)

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