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Thursday, March 3, 2016

National On-Hold Month on Flashback Thursday

March is National On-Hold Month. And yes, it is recognition for the all the times we have been put on hold... Yeah! (picture confetti falling)  Very corny thing to be recognizing but I thought it would be fun to look at the history of our phone system.  Like so many other things we forget how different the original technology was from what we use today.  It wasn't that long ago I was dragging the phone into the closest closet for privacy because I was tethered to the wall by a cord.  Now landlines without a portable phone is almost a thing of the past, and almost all homes have cordless phones.

So Happy National On-Hold Month!

One of my baby pictures for Flashback Thursday.

Flashback Thursday Looking At The History of Phones

Vintage 1930s Western Electric Desktop Telephone, Rotary Dial, Beautiful, Refurbished, Working
$849.00
Awesome Vintage Bubblegum Pink Telephone
$24.00
Vintage Rotary Retro French Victorian Style Telephone Western Electric
$65.00
Vintage Mural Telephone
€40.00
Antique Brass Candlestick Telephone, Rotary Dial Candlestick Phone, 1915 Patent
$199.00
Western Electric telephone with seperate ringer
$200.00
70's LM telephone, Made in Sweden by Ericsson
€20.00
Vintage French Phone, Rotary Phone, Rare Cameo Telephone
$20.00
Vintage 1970's White Doughnut Sculptural Telephone
$50.00
Ericofon Telephone
$108.00
Vintage GPO Black Bakelite Telephone Call Exchange retro antique dial phone
£169.99
Telephone Rare Pink Rotary desk top phone .epsteam
$235.00
1930's Western Electric Telephone With Oak Dovetail Crank Ringer Box.
$50.00
Solo 1986 Northern Telecom Desk Telephone
$25.00
Western Electric candlestick telephone
$200.00
Hollywood Regency Telephone
$95.00
Edinburgh Print, Large City Wall Art, Red Phone Box, Black and White Photography, Architectural Print, Urban, Telephone Booth, Scotland Art
$15.00
Bell Telephone Vintage phone ad, Walk up, Drive Up, 1960's, Retro, public phone booth, pay phones, black and white ad, consumer ad
$9.95
Vintage Bell System Public Telephone  Porcelain Enamel Flange Sign
$300.00
True Vintage Copper Pay Phone
$849.00
rare Phone Coin Piggy BANK Ceramic Rotary Dial Pay Phone Glass Wall Hanging Telephone **ON SALE**
$45.00
1955 Bell Telephone System Vintage Advertising 1950s Man in Phone Booth Print Ad, Wall Art Decor
$8.95
Vintage 1980s public Pay Phone surround. Molded plastic, free standing or wall mount. Have a land line phone? Put this around it! Bell South
$160.00
Travel London Telephone Booth Black and White Photograph
$20.00
Greece Photography Canvas: Yellow Telephone Booth
$75.00
Bellsouth Pay Phone Home Telephone, Vintage Black Chrome Western Electric USED
$275.00
Vintage Phone Booth Set Dressing CATE BLANCHETT Mid Century Movie Prop Furniture
$2495.00
Red yellow telephone booth photograph HELLO YELLOW   yellow phone hand piece Boston travel
$9.00
1989 Panasonic VCR Advertisement Program From Pay Phone Programmable VHS Recording TV Shows 80s Electronics Wall Art Decor
$7.00
Vintage Telephone Booth, Take a Picture, in a telephone booth,  Zero for Operator, Black and White, Dial Clockwise, Telecommunications ,fPOE
$15.00
Vintage Ideal 1950s Toy Telephone Bank Talking Telephone Toy 1950s Ideal Plastic Wall Mount Vintage Telephone Bank Toy Ideal Company 1950s
$45.00
Travel photography red telephone booth british telephone booth photography red photography winter photography british home decor RED TARDIS
$25.00
Vintage Earl Bernard Mod Girl Telephone Bank Made in Japan
$14.00
Vintage Fisher Price Pull Toy Phone, 1961
$15.00
Vintage Gong Bell Toy Voice Phone, (c,1930's) The Gong Bell Mfg. Co, East Hampton CT, With Original Box, Yellow Toy Steel Phone, Gift Idea
$32.00
Ranch Phone, Toy Phone, Toy Telephone, Toys, Vintage Toys, Vintage Ranch Phone, Cowboy Phone, Telephones, Phones,  Cowboy Telephone, Vintage
$47.00
Fisher Price Cordless Toy Phone 1993 WORKS
$10.00
Vintage Valentine Card
$2.50
Fisherprice phone, vintage toy,Fisherprice Dial telephone,toy phone, toddler toy, Toy Phone at Designs By Willowcreek on Etsy
$9.00
Shipping Great old red metal toy phone
$39.00
Red Metal Toy Phone: 1950's Solid Red with Beige Dial Childrens Toy Collectible Childrens Phone Mid Century Rotary Telephone
$34.00
Vintage Playskool wooden telephone toy
$19.00
Fisher Price Little People 'Chatty' Girl Figure and Telephone Booth / pay phone, original, collectible, vintage toys, egst, Greece
$6.95
Fisher Price Pop Up Pal Chime Phone 1968 / Chiming Pop Up Vintage Toy Telephone
$19.95
Little People Phone Booth~ Vintage 1970s Fisher Price Plastic Toy
$9.99
Vintage vtg Blue Handi-Craft Play Phone Toy Phone with Rotary Dial
$20.00
Disney Toy Telephone Donald Duck Mickey Mouse
$14.95
Circa Early 1960's African American Girl on Toy Phone - Black and White Photo Scanned
$0.99
1960 Bell Telephone System Ad Babysitter Phone Call Mad Men Era Vintage Advertisement Black & White Photo Art Print
$9.95
Art Print Reproduction // The Phone Call // From Original Acrylic Painting // Bar Art // 22 cm x 17 cm // Cynthia Katz
€35.00
Long Distance Phone Call Vintage Coles Phillips Print Illustration Digital Download Edwardian Printable Image Art to Frame Wall Decor 15"
$1.95
1970s Valentines SPENCER SPARROW Bird in Shoes Old Fashion Phone Call Hallmark Cards Unused Original Greeting
$7.99
Greetings Card-Mother's Card-Miss you-Dogs-Good luck-Jack Russell Terrier-Funny Dog with Phone-Call me, baby!-5x7" card with envelope No.212
$3.50
The Phone Call, humorous and sweet vintage photo digital download
$2.75
HOLIDAY INN MOTEL Original 1969 Vintage Color Print Ad - Phone Reservations; Business Man w/ Suitcase; Secretary; Okay Hand Sign
$6.95
Official Undivided Antique Postcard Bell Telephone Ad Call The Grocery Store Urging People To Get Phone Service Unused
$15.50
Snoopy phone call, Telephone customer support, Badge reel, ID Badge holder, retractable badge reel, phone, call, message,greeting,
$7.95
Art Print - Various Sizes - The Phone Call - Pop Art, Retro Comic Style
$20.00
The Phone Call. Germany 1977  (Vintage Fashion)
$35.00
Vintage Framed 1940's Bell Telephone Company Ad, Bell Mascot. Little Boy Wants to Call GrandPop.
$50.00
Merry Christmas- 1950s Vintage Card- Old English Sheepdog Breeder- The Lovejoys- Happy New Year- Holiday Decor- Paper Ephemera
$4.50
Phone Call Pair of Pop Art Prints
£28.00
Lily Tomlin This is a recording LP vintage record music 1970s seventies 70s comedy sketch comedienne comedian
$11.00
Waiting for a Phone Call vintage photo Leggy Woman Home Interior Telephone snapshot
$4.50

Industrial Art, Black and White Photo, Office Decor, Switchboard Photo, Telephone Operator, Industrial Decor, Office Art, Wall Decor, Print
$28.00
Antique Telephone Print C. 1900 - Antique Phone Wall Art - Matted 11x14" Vintage Decor - Gift Idea
$52.00
vintage photo 1920 Young Man Climbs to top of Telephone pole
$4.75
Vintage Emerald Green Glass Insulator - Lynchburg No. 10 Insulator - Lynchburg Insulator CD 106
$24.95
1900 Antique print of ANCIENT TELEPHONES. PHONES. 116 years old plate
$8.00
TELEPHONE OPERATORS at WORK in 8 x 10 Photo Circa 1950s
$5.00
Snapshot Photo "Pole Setters" Occupational Vintage Photo Antique Photo Black & White Photograph Found Photo Paper Ephemera Vernacular - 190
$3.75
Telephone Operators in 1915 - Vintage Photo Art Print, Ready to Frame!
$14.99
1930  Antique Telephone Print  Larousse Illustration Framing scrapbooking home decor
€6.50
Original Vintage School Classroom Poster Print - Circa 1964 - Telephone Lineman - 9" x 12"
$10.00
Vintage Bell Telephone Company Print - Available Framed - Victorian Engraving - Telephone Decor - Switchboard Art - Victorian Wall Art Print
£10.00
New York Telephone Company Ephemera Vintage Telephone NYC
$10.00
c1890-1910 Porcelain molded Electric Telegraph Telephone Insulator with nice Glaze drippings
$20.00
Rural Telephone Lines How to Build Them, Illustrated Guide, Booklet, 1970 Collectible Ephemera, 30 page Antique Telephone Book Pages, Prints
$13.99
Korean boxer Joe Teken by telephone switchboard photo
$34.00
Telephone Switchboard Operators Antique Photo Identified Women
$45.00

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1 comment:

EarthLites said...

I am so glad we do not have to use these phones anymore, and what a pleasant reminder this is! Great job on the blog! It's beautiful!

Dorene ~ BeanzVintiques