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Cool, but should have made it black.
Had a few of those babies. Labeled: "Bell System Property-not for sale". Their mounting cord was hard-wired to a baseboard connector block + were 1 party of a 4-party line in the 1950s.
500-58 phone, installed a lot of those in my time. I remember when they showed us the new mounting cord for the base, it clicked into the new wall jack. "Wow! What will they think of next?".
Does pulse dialing still work?I remember tap dialing pay phones to save a dime.
Ha! I remember ‘tap dialing’ the locked rotary phone used in my high school’s “computer terminal” (an ASR 33 Teletype). I mean, I had a game I needed to finish writing - and I wasn’t going to let the stupid little lock gizmo the went in the #1 finger hole stop me! (It took locking the supply closet the terminal was in to do that... ;-)And yes, I’m that old. :-)
We used to tap dial the locked rotary phone in the back room of our high school journalism teacher's classroom.