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Offline 19and41

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #165 on: July 28, 2019, 10:37:04 PM »
Nice to look for in such a nice picture!
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #166 on: July 30, 2019, 12:57:15 AM »
That's a great photo.  I know where that is.  Unfortunately, the telephone and the Western Union signs are gone.  But, surprisingly, most of the buildings are still there.

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #167 on: August 10, 2019, 11:48:48 AM »
Not an old photo but I did spot one in Leno’s garage!

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #168 on: September 02, 2019, 05:57:16 PM »
Reedsville, WV, 1935.

Full-size here: https://www.shorpy.com/node/25027?size=_original#caption

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #169 on: September 02, 2019, 06:46:11 PM »
Thanks!  I'd been missing these pictures.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #170 on: September 27, 2019, 11:19:16 PM »
Fort Hunter, New York

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #171 on: October 04, 2019, 05:57:01 AM »
!950's magazine ad.

Offline ReneRondeau

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #172 on: October 05, 2019, 04:20:37 PM »
"Buy a Slug"? Anyone see that before?

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #173 on: October 05, 2019, 06:22:45 PM »
Was that a prohibition era picture?  Buy a slug of hootch over the phone?   :D
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #174 on: October 05, 2019, 07:07:58 PM »
Was that a prohibition era picture?  Buy a slug of hootch over the phone?

“The tokens were sold by the location the phone was in and they would work in that location’s phone. Back in the day they were used to prevent the use of slugs and or slot machine tokens in them. They were either the Goetz or Y.S.& S. Co on them. They were used mostly in the Chicago area used from 1912 to 1944. The grooved type was next and finally the center hole type with scalloped edge. The brass $0.05 ones are the most common. Most are brass. The numbers can either denote the phone or the store. Goetz was the founder and owner of the company that produced them.”

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #175 on: October 06, 2019, 06:50:54 PM »
Reedsville, WV, 1935.

Full-size here: https://www.shorpy.com/node/25027?size=_original#caption

A lot of great advertising. Postal Telegraph sign, gas pump globes and more.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #176 on: October 06, 2019, 11:57:32 PM »
« Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 11:25:22 AM by Western Bell »

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #177 on: October 08, 2019, 09:34:56 AM »
I have seen independent ones, but I can't recall seeing a Bell System version of the "Buy a Slug" sign.  This looks like it might be a decal. 
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #178 on: October 08, 2019, 06:30:33 PM »
Nowadays, we'd call them tokens.  We may not have pay phones anymore, but there are car washes that use tokens.

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #179 on: October 14, 2019, 06:24:58 PM »
Main Street
Bolivar, NY.