"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by old_stuff_hound, December 08, 2011, 08:09:37 PM
Quote from: George Knighton on November 30, 2012, 10:01:23 AMIn my small home town refuge in Virginia, there are many people who can remember when you only had to dial four numbers to get your neighbour, because until recent years everybody was on the same exchange and somehow independent.This would have been relatively recently, too, like the 60's and 70's. I had no idea.Everywhere else I can recall living in the USA in the 60's, you had to dial at least 7 numbers.
Quote from: old_stuff_hound on December 08, 2011, 08:09:37 PMI grew up in Chester, SC. When I was a kid we had a very old coal fire poker that came from Chester Ice & Fuel. As best as I can recall, it said, "Phone #16". Were early, early phone numbers as few as two digits?Sure wish I had that fire poker now! :-(
Quote from: andre_janew on January 15, 2015, 01:20:13 PMMy grandparents lived in Lone Star, Kansas in the 1940s. They had the magneto phones. Whenever they heard two long rings and one short one, they knew they had someone calling them.