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Post# 1056550   1/5/2020 at 06:29 (214 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1056551 , Reply# 1   1/5/2020 at 06:30 (214 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Part Four:

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All about vintage telephones up to 1989. Advertisements, humor, history, collections, equipment, restoration/repair, technical questions, resources or just plain memories, it's all here. While emphasis is placed on American telephones, vintage telephones from around the world are also most welcomed.

 

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Post# 1056553 , Reply# 2   1/5/2020 at 06:33 (214 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1963

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Bell Telephone System 1963


Post# 1056555 , Reply# 3   1/5/2020 at 06:35 (214 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Telephone & Electronics 1960

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General Telephone & Electronics 1960


Post# 1056556 , Reply# 4   1/5/2020 at 06:37 (214 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1964

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1964 Bell Telephone System


Post# 1056557 , Reply# 5   1/5/2020 at 06:39 (214 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell telephone System 1957

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Bell telephone System 1957


Post# 1056813 , Reply# 6   1/7/2020 at 20:52 (211 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1056822 , Reply# 7   1/7/2020 at 23:18 (211 days old) by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

When I was a young kid in the early 1950's, we lived on a farm and our number was 2 long and 2 short.


Post# 1057126 , Reply# 8   1/10/2020 at 08:37 (208 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1057353 , Reply# 9   1/12/2020 at 09:39 (206 days old) by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1057365 , Reply# 10   1/12/2020 at 11:53 (206 days old) by iej (Ireland)        

I'm a little surprised 911 was only adopted nationally in the late 1960s.

It seems 999 was introduced in 1937 in the UK and seems to have been in use here in Ireland too from that point on and was just rolled out in any area as automatic dialling became widespread.

The pan-European (and often beyond) 112 harmonised number being introduced in 1995 and seems to have some degree of uptake but is very useful if you're abroad as there used to be different emergency numbers in every EU country.

The usual approach is 112 just co-exists with whatever the national emergency number is in any given country, but does not replace it, as to do so would cause confusion. Some countries promote only 112 in advertising, others continue to promote their original national emergency number, but there is no plan to phase anything out, it's just a service that co-exists.

112 will also always override key locks and often operate in mobile phones that don't have accounts or SIM cards.


Post# 1060125 , Reply# 11   2/10/2020 at 05:20 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1060190 , Reply# 12   2/10/2020 at 17:26 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

911 was only introduced (allowed in the phone system) 50 years ago--it took over 10 years before it came to our town in suburban St. Louis (Southwestern Bell ILEC) in suburban St. Louis. The US does not have a national phone network (we have local monopolies; regulated at both the state AND national level; largest of which was the Bell system; as opposed to most other countries where the phone company was part of the PTT (post/telephone/telegraph)). Canada has a similar structure as the US as well.

The structure of the phone systems under the North America Numbering Plan (i.e. country code 1) is quite different than the rest of the world, and has filtered down to a lot of why we do things "like we do"...as a for instance, you never know by the number whether you're calling a landline or a mobile when dialing; therefore calling-party-pays is not a "thing" here (too tough to implement with the diversity in phone companies out there).

911 is funded and regulated at the local/state level (so there are still a few very rural areas without 911 still!) I've worked in 911 for the last 15 years, so any questions I'm happy to sound off!


Post# 1060232 , Reply# 13   2/11/2020 at 07:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1060916 , Reply# 14   2/18/2020 at 21:38 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
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Post# 1062021 , Reply# 15   3/2/2020 at 04:38 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Most Of The Last Remaining Pay Phones In NYC Will Be Ripped Out

 

While the private, walk-in phone booths of yesteryear have been nearly extinct for well over a decade in New York City, many open-air pay phones have remained, jammed into the concrete sidewalks, coin-operated totems to our analog days. But like the iconic phone booth before them ( of which there are only four left), their days are now numbered.

Along 9th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen there are enough non-booth public pay phones left that some locals have complained, saying they eat up valuable sidewalk space and aren't well-maintained by CityBridge, a consortium that installs, operates, and maintains public communications structures in NYC. Hearing their complaints, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson contacted the commissioner of the Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) late last year to facilitate in their removal.

“My office has received numerous community complaints from local residents about these antiquated pay phones, which present public safety and quality of life issues," Johnson said in a statement to Gothamist Friday. "Additionally, they take up sorely needed sidewalk space that could better serve people with disabilities, families with strollers and ease sidewalk congestion.”

 

All in all, thirty will be removed in Hell's Kitchen, along 9th Avenue from West 23rd to 57th Street, by the end of March. After that, DoITT will uproot about 3,000 pay phones all over the city. While they are committed to removing all of their pay phones, not all pay phones are controlled by CityBridge, so you may still see a few out there.

 

This is all part of the planned long goodbye to the aging network of public phones, as CityBridge brings in more revenue-generating LinkNYC kiosks. Some of these Hell's Kitchen pay phones, and the ones taken down after them, will be replaced by those newer machines, which CityBridge also oversees, though there are no immediate plans for their installation.

 

It's worth noting that those remaining booths — all on the Upper West Side — will remain in place, per an agreement, and will continue to be maintained by CityBridge. They also now provide free phone calls. You'll find them on West End Avenue around 66th, 90th, 100th and 101st streets.



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Post# 1064809 , Reply# 16   3/27/2020 at 13:44 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1064815 , Reply# 17   3/27/2020 at 14:45 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

The White House phone above appears to be a Western Electric B type handset mounting, with an E-1 handset. The ringer and network are located in a subset box. It has no dial as it was used with a PBX.

This style phone had a round base. In 1930 it was restyled to have a more stable oval base. Later versions had updated handsets. They are referred to as models 102 and 202. It was common until the introduction of the 302 in 1939.

Friends of my parents had the oval base version. The man retired from Western Electric, and my mom had worked with him there in the early 50's.




Post# 1065035 , Reply# 18   3/29/2020 at 10:15 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
The Bell System Circa 1918

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Still holds true today.

 

The Bell System 1918


Post# 1065059 , Reply# 19   3/29/2020 at 12:58 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Interesting, that quarantine ad. That company was merged/assimilated into Ohio Bell sometime subsequent to that (50 miles south in Cincinnati the Bell affiliate, Cincinnati Bell, was never assimilated)....they were the best phone system I've ever experienced when I lived there... Fascinating fact---the independent phone companies (Frontier/GTE/Windstream/) were actually the innovators/first to market in certain parts of the business (dial phones; 911)...believe the inventor was Strowger who started Automatic Electric (which was a big manufacturer for the independents).

Post# 1065612 , Reply# 20   4/2/2020 at 13:03 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1066091 , Reply# 21   4/5/2020 at 17:34 by kd12 (Arkansas)        
Name That Phone

Two for the price of one here. The ad below is for a Frigidaire washer and dryer set from an October 1972 Reader's Digest. On the wall above the washer is a black wall phone from about the 1930's. Does anyone recognize the make? As far as I can tell, it is not a Western Electric model.

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Post# 1066102 , Reply# 22   4/5/2020 at 18:09 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Automatic Electric AE50. From the 1940's if I recall correctly.


Post# 1066110 , Reply# 23   4/5/2020 at 18:35 by kd12 (Arkansas)        

Louis, thanks!

Post# 1066111 , Reply# 24   4/5/2020 at 18:35 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1066120 , Reply# 25   4/5/2020 at 19:36 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
AE model 50

This was made from the late 30's through the mid 50's. A similar looking wall phone, the model 35, was introduced in the early 30's. It lacks vents on the sides, and usually has the earlier type handset. The 50 was replaced by the model 90 around 1956.

I have a model 50, less the dial - just has the blank plate - as it was used with a PBX. I got it when the downtown Pogue's Dept. store closed in 1988. I found it in the subbasement. It's one of my most prized possessions.

AE made beautiful phones until they came out with the models 80 and 90.



Post# 1068937 , Reply# 26   4/23/2020 at 22:38 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1960

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Bell Telephone System 1960


Post# 1068938 , Reply# 27   4/23/2020 at 22:41 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Western Electric 1948

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Western Electric 1948


Post# 1068989 , Reply# 28   4/24/2020 at 06:09 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
If all other forms

of communication ever were to fail, ham radio operators woiuld be the exception.

Post# 1069214 , Reply# 29   4/25/2020 at 11:54 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1070326 , Reply# 31   5/1/2020 at 18:43 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1070619 , Reply# 34   5/3/2020 at 10:33 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Muppets for C&P Telephone--60s

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Post# 1070785 , Reply# 35   5/4/2020 at 10:11 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1070787 , Reply# 36   5/4/2020 at 10:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1960

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Bell Telephone System 1960


Post# 1070788 , Reply# 37   5/4/2020 at 10:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell System 1956

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Bell System 1956


Post# 1071141 , Reply# 38   5/6/2020 at 17:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1072608 , Reply# 40   5/15/2020 at 03:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
And now we run from it...

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Post# 1072856 , Reply# 41   5/16/2020 at 18:16 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 1075064 , Reply# 43   5/30/2020 at 21:08 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

I had a friend in the early 80's that was an electronic switching system tech for Cincinnati Bell. He told me they were installing the 5ESS during that time.


Post# 1077450 , Reply# 44   6/16/2020 at 20:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Western Electric 1950

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Western Electric 1950


Post# 1077451 , Reply# 45   6/16/2020 at 21:00 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Hughs 1956

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Hughs 1956


Post# 1077452 , Reply# 46   6/16/2020 at 21:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell System 1924

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Bell System 1924


Post# 1077453 , Reply# 47   6/16/2020 at 21:04 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Code-A-Phone 1983

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Code-A-Phone 1983


Post# 1077530 , Reply# 48   6/17/2020 at 13:16 by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
"Disqualified!"

"Wats wrong with working for the phone company?"

Post# 1080326 , Reply# 49   7/8/2020 at 11:21 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Western Electric 1955

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Western Electric 1955


Post# 1080327 , Reply# 50   7/8/2020 at 11:22 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Cobra 1982

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Cobra 1982


Post# 1080328 , Reply# 51   7/8/2020 at 11:24 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1939

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Bell Telephone System 1939


Post# 1080329 , Reply# 52   7/8/2020 at 11:26 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
American Teelephone & Telegraph Company 1914

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American Telephone & Telegraph Company 1914


Post# 1080330 , Reply# 53   7/8/2020 at 11:27 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1963

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Bell Telephone System 1963


Post# 1081520 , Reply# 54   7/18/2020 at 14:04 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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FCC: Phone carriers that profit from robocalls could have all calls blocked

Safe harbor lets phone companies block all calls from “bad-actor” telecoms.



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Post# 1081585 , Reply# 55   7/19/2020 at 07:48 by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

Love these old ads. I was recently on FB with some former co-workers who were reminiscing about how terrific our group was...it got me thinking about my work history in telecom--I got into cellular in 1992 and it has been a wonderful ride; with (at various times) amazingly cool people doing very cool innovative things literally around the world. Thanks to Dave Wielgus, John Cregier, Linda Rosenberg and Sal Butindaro at United States Cellular for kicking off a great ride!

Post# 1083730 , Reply# 56   8/3/2020 at 09:56 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone System 1938

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Bell Telephone System 1938


Post# 1083731 , Reply# 57   8/3/2020 at 09:58 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
General Telephone 1959

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General Telephone 1959


Post# 1083733 , Reply# 58   8/3/2020 at 09:59 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Bell Telephone Laboratories 1956

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Bell Telephone Laboratories 1956


Post# 1083735 , Reply# 59   8/3/2020 at 10:01 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Sani-Phone 1912

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Sani-Phone 1912


Post# 1083736 , Reply# 60   8/3/2020 at 10:02 by Ultramatic (New York City)        
Cobra 1990

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Cobra 1990





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