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 Look at these Teens trying to Dial and understand a dial phone!
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:13:14 AM on 21 February 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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He, he, he,
Sharp as a bowling ball!
See Youtube link below.


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 9:46:31 AM on 21 February 2019.
Brad's avatar
 Location: Greenwich, NSW
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Fair enough that they've probably never seen one before but it should about ten seconds to work it out.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 10:18:28 AM on 21 February 2019.
GTC's avatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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Hard to know if that video is a prank or not, although if you watch the 1940 vintage 'training' films of the time (such as the one I posted) they emphasise that you have to take the dial all the way around to the stop for each number.

 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 2:47:32 PM on 21 February 2019.
Vintage Pete's avatar
 Location: Albury, NSW
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I think in general that's the problem with the internet now. Its very hard to know the truth from fiction or prank from reality.
Its also a problem in Trade and Technical forums. I use to be apart of many wood finishing forums and there I can plainly see the wrong information being given ,Because its a topic I know very well.


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