"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Sargeguy, September 23, 2014, 06:55:55 PM
Quote from: Whitcrane76 on December 21, 2020, 11:29:35 PMWould love some backstory on this one.
Quote from: countryman on December 22, 2020, 07:22:07 AMThe electric technology was ahead of gas engines in the early days, at least reliability wise. None other than F. Porsche designed an electric vehicle in his early career, but soon added a gas engine to help with the short range.The inscription on the bus mentions a telephone connection, which is not specified? "Flatiron" still is a nickname of the Fuller building, it even has a German Wikipedia article :-)The picture might be added to Wikipedia, depending on copyright issues. Thanks for showing the picture here, it made me rethink the context of mobility and city life.
Quote from: countryman on December 22, 2020, 10:18:40 AMTo bring it back to phones, the inscription on the bus reads "Seeing New York - Starts From Flat Iron Building - Telephone Connection.What would the last info -telephone connection- mean without a number provided? I suppose there were already a lot of telephones in NY, and more than 1 operator of sightseeing tours.