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Vintage Finds: How Much Communication Technology Has Changed Over the Years

Feb 11, 2015 |  Retro Staff No Comments

This vintage telephone is one of our vintage finds discovered in an antique store in Arundel, Maine. The nameplate says, “Flygvapnet”, which is the name of Sweden’s Air Force. It’s probably from the ’60s or even early ’70s and is a great example of how far communication equipment technology has come. Pieces like this are

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Public Telephone History

Oct 20, 2011 |  Retro Staff 2 Comments

Most people know that Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. But did you know that the first public phone was installed in 1878? And it came with a little something extra—an attendant! This was necessary because early pay telephones were not able to accept coins. How it worked was the attendant initiated the

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