When I was a kid my parents had a summer home on the St Lawrence river. It had what looked like the 1941 model phone which just never died. It stayed hardwired into the wall until the house was torn down in '86.
When my kids were younger, we were watching an old movie and one of them asked, "What was that circle in the center of the phone used for?" After we explained, she said, "Oh, so that's why we say 'dial a number.'"
My mother still has the fifties model with the clear dial in use in the den of her home.
Great pix. I had a candlestick retro phone for years, and it was a real pain to use. When phones were first created the suggested way to answer a call was "ahoy."
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