telephones

night-bell and speaking tube

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it’s great when you stumble across a piece of history in an unexpected place.  this lovely building is near my office and yesterday was the first time i’d stopped to read the sign.

how fantastic to have a ‘speaking tube connecting the front door to the doctor’s bedside’ back in 1892 !

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old phone

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i think i must have bought this from a jumble sale some time ago.  what a horrendous thing.  now in the pile marked ‘bin’

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telephones long gone

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technology moves on.  what was once the pay phone booths is now a little lit empty alcove

no phones

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blatant commercial opportunism

phone war

the flourescent cleaning chap is on the phone

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