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    1. Marta Czosnowski 99 months ago | reply

      How do you use this thing? I see there's a circle, is it kind of like an iPod?

    2. OllieSteiner 99 months ago | reply

      You need a tube radio to go with the new phone.

    3. OllieSteiner 97 months ago | reply

      I would recommend typing your phone number on the cardboard disc at the center of the dial. To make it authentic to the era of your phone, convert the first two numbers of your phone number (not the area code) to two letters which begin a word that you make up as your "exchange" at the district telephone switching office. For example, our phone number in the Bronx would now be listed as 542-0033, but at that time (early 1950s) it was listed (and typed on to the cardboard disc in the center of the dial) as "Kilpatrick 2-0033". Mom's old number in Philadelphia was HAncock 4-4701. You type the first two letters of your self invented exchange name in upper case, and the remaining letters in lower case. Now we say: "What number did you call?" In the era of Joe DiMaggio and Howdy Doody we said: "What number did you dial?".

    4. InvisibleWork 91 months ago | reply

      Used this in a presentation - thanks!

    5. Carolyn Nicander Mohr 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for making this photo available for use via Creative Commons. I've used it at The Wonder of Tech in my article Nostalgic for Tech!

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