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Offline Sargeguy

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Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!!
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:09:17 PM »
Just added this to my collection!!!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2017, 03:14:51 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 03:19:31 PM »
Very Cool!
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Re: Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 10:49:14 PM »
Nice.
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Re: Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 12:45:59 AM »
Great item - amazing condition too!  Always nice to see items with text from a simpler time....

Can you tell us more about this item?  How big is it, and how would it have been used back in the day?  I would think $1 per month for an extension phone would be a lot of money for many people in 1915.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 12:50:23 AM by RotarDad »
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Re: Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!! (Postcard)
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 07:37:21 AM »
It is postcard sized.  It is similar to the postcards series handed out by NET&T & AT&T in the 1910s. SNET and Providence Telephone used similar styled artwork, often featuring a 20-B or 20-S candlestick.  This one does not have a postcard back, however and was probably left as a flyer at stores during the lead up  to the holidays.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16089.msg166546#msg166546

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=7749.msg85380#msg85380

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6888.msg78493#msg78493


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Re: Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 10:39:33 AM »
Cool poster!

Is it me, or is that Santa just a little creepy?

In 1915, $12 would be worth almost $300 today. Imagine paying almost $3600 per year for one phone extension!!
« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 08:26:17 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Re: Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 06:44:04 PM »
That looks like a Thomas Nast inspired Santa portrait.
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Re: Cyber-Monday circa 1915!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 07:07:40 PM »
It would be worth it so your wife wouldn't have to run up and down the stairs to answer the phone!!!
Sarge...

I think you forgot you're a new moderator! The "Modify" button is in the same place "quote" is for non-moderators. ;)
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