"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Rexophone, August 15, 2021, 10:44:24 AM
Quote from: RB on August 15, 2021, 04:43:25 PMHi Steve.I think the relay at the top, was to aid in the counting of coins.I don't recall any payphone accepting a nickel as enough for a call.
Quote from: Doug Rose on August 15, 2021, 09:29:01 PM Rod....that hit me as my Dad would always answer the phone, " go ahead, it's your nickel"He was born in 1913 and has been gone for 25 years. Not sure of any significance.I haven't thought about that in a long time. .....DougIt is always good to note the things that make you remember. the memories shape you 'as they should" it makes life fuller.JMO,Jim
Quote from: Jim Stettler on August 16, 2021, 01:48:27 AMIt is always good to note the things that make you remember. the memories shape you 'as they should" it makes life fuller.JMO,Jim
Quote from: poplar1 on August 17, 2021, 09:49:35 AMInflation calculator shows that 5 cents in 1935 = $1.00 today.Many coin phones changed from 5 cents to 10 cents in 1952.10 cents in 1952 = $1.03 in 2021 dollars.https://www.usinflationcalculator.com/That which cost $0.05 in 1935 would cost $.10 in 1952.