"BR549, please"December 9th, 2009 in member junk
I helped my sister-in-law with the sad task of clearing out her deceased mother’s home and ended up with a carload of treasures, including this old telephone (circa 1936, according to an Internet search). When I got home with it, my husband discovered that the telephone actually works! I hadn’t noticed that it had a newer phone clip on the hookup wire. We plugged the phone into a jack, got a dial tone, and successfully placed a call. Of course, the audio isn’t up to today’s high-quality standards and using a rotary dial takes forever, but who cares? I wanted the phone simply for its vintage look and having it in operating order was an unexpected bonus. Just remember to speak loudly if you call.
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