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Offline JubileeCompact

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1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« on: October 23, 2013, 02:40:47 PM »
Hi Guys
Just won this :)- Whitstable is 20 odd miles away from me.........
Seamus
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Seamus

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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 02:42:39 PM »
WOW ;D
Computer generated in 1956 ???
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Offline JubileeCompact

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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 02:43:23 PM »
Guessing it was for a holiday home going on the fact the subscriber was from Somersert- Whitstable is still full of those!!
Seamus

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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 03:07:33 PM »
I don't know if it will let you see this in the US.........£30 was more than 2x the average weekly wage at the time!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ6SbvrjxZA
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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 10:00:54 PM »
Peter Cushing lived in Whitstable until his death, maybe he had the huge bill?

There is still a small Cushing museum there...
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

Offline twocvbloke

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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 11:10:27 PM »
Peter Cushing lived in Whitstable

Great, now I have this stuck in my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYX1-vjly70

 :D

Offline JubileeCompact

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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2013, 03:01:52 AM »
At least the Telephone Manager had an easy phone number to remember.......BT still have an exchange in the same place(Canterbury has 2 ).......
Seamus

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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2013, 05:30:26 AM »
The Atlanta telephone number of the regional manager for Tenneco convenience stores (gasoline + cigarettes + junk food) (dépanneur) was an easy one: 451-2345.

It was a "terminating line"---not the usual "OPX"--- on a 557B cord switchboard at a telephone answering bureau where I once worked the graveyard shift. (Yeah, I got paid to sleep.) OPXs are off premise extensions where the customer line was multipled to both his place of business as well as the TAB. (You could answer but not call out on these "secretarial line" appearances on the 557B.) Terminating lines connected only to the answering bureau switchboard.

One guy used to call 451-2345 every time they would empty the dumpster at the Tenneco right behind his apartment at 2:00 in the morning. He would demand to speak to the Tenneco manager. I never could convince him that the manager wouldn't be able to answer his call.
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Offline gpo706

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Re: 1956 GPO Computer generated bill........
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2013, 10:39:45 PM »
Peter Cushing lived in Whitstable

Great, now I have this stuck in my head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYX1-vjly70

 :D

Exactly where I first heard it too!
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"