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Offline wds

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Phone number card`
« on: February 27, 2015, 08:02:27 PM »
Many many years ago when I was very young, we had a party line phone.  I remember my mom commenting about how people would jump on the line and listen in to conversations, plus it was hard to dial out because of all the neighbors on the line.  Our phone number was Hickory 3  2192.  Later our phone number changed and that number we had for probably another 30 years until they moved.  I would like to print a number card for my Dad's D1 with the old party line number on it.  How would this card have been printed 50 years ago?  Would Hickory have been abbreviated - and would the numbers take two lines? 
Dave

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Re: Phone number card`
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 08:18:33 PM »
Here is a HIckory party line card from telephonearchive.com

PS: I would guess this one is from the mid to late 50s.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 08:31:09 PM by unbeldi »

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Re: Phone number card`
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 08:35:09 PM »
I made this one up, if that helps.

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Re: Phone number card`
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 08:49:18 PM »
I can see of I can print some out for you.  What is the area code and the name of the town?
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 09:06:34 PM »
These are nice, thanks.  You what is amazing is that I still remember those phone numbers.  I can't remember the phone number of my cell phone, but I can remember a phone number from 50 years ago.
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Re: Phone number card`
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2015, 09:08:05 PM »
I see there are a few other replies while I was making mine, but here's another to choose from.   :)

« Last Edit: February 27, 2015, 09:10:33 PM by NorthernElectric »
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 07:59:35 AM »
Greg, it's Columbus Ohio, (614).  Although back then we weren't in the city yet - we were swallowed up later - maybe about the time we got off the party line and had our own phone number.

Cliff & Doug - do you know how I can get these to print to scale?  They seem to want to print on an entire sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 08:03:51 AM by wds »
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2015, 08:51:50 AM »
Cliff & Doug - do you know how I can get these to print to scale?  They seem to want to print on an entire sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper.
In order for it to scale properly, the program you are using to print it with must a) recognize the dpi (dots per inch) attribute of the image (mine is 600dpi), and b) must be set to print at actual size according to the images dpi.  The one I made was created as a 600dpi (dots per inch) image and cropped to 1.5x1.5 inches.  You can look to see if there are any options that control scaling on whatever program you are printing from.

Or you can try this pdf full page version and print with Adobe reader making sure that 'Page scaling' is set to 'None' on the print dialog.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 09:04:48 AM by NorthernElectric »
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 09:00:25 AM »
I took the liberty of turning Doug's into a pdf for you as well.

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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 09:10:49 AM »
Thank you, that's much better.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 09:11:52 AM »
One other thing.  Doug's card is designed to be a bit undersize so you should leave a small white border when you cut it out.  This will be covered by the dial card ring.  I'm not very good at cutting things freehand, so I made mine to be cut right at the edge of the card with no border because I found that easier for me.
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2015, 10:03:38 AM »
I took the liberty of turning Doug's into a pdf for you as well.

Thanks Cliff, I wasn't sure how to do that. Everything works fine for me when I print them out on my printer.

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Re: Phone number card`
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2015, 12:58:56 PM »
I took a crack at a few cards

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2015, 04:11:29 PM »
I'd love to have the dial card from my grandmother's phone.  It was a Lawrence, Kansas number and probably printed on a 913 card because the 785 area code hadn't been established when it was printed.  Her number was VIking 3-3614.  Even though she was on a party line, they didn't put the party line code on the card.

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2015, 04:32:18 PM »
For you Andre_Janew

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