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General Telephone and Electronics

Starlite Phone, 1961

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Introducing Touch Tone (1964)

Bell Telephone Systems, 1957

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Eileen Ford, 1948

Ford Models matriarch, Eileen ford, (here when the company was still quite young), handles 7 telephones. Eileen and husband Jerry complete 275 calls a day in a “constant stream of activity which last year grossed them $250.000.” 

Bell Telephone, 1960s

Bell Telephone System, 1960

Bell System, 1960s

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Bell Telephone System, 1961

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Bell Systems Picture phone, 1964

Bell Telephone System

"Because your family lives all over the home."

Mobiltel Automatic by Automatic Electric 1958

 In 1956, the world’s first partly automatic car phone system, Mobile System A (MTA), was launched in Sweden. MTA phones were composed of vacuum tubes and relays, and had a weight of 88.2 pounds 

Automatic Electric: (AE) telephone equipment supplier for independent telephone companies, comparable to the Bell System’s Western Electric

A Modern Telex c.1970s

illustrator unknown

  • A communications system consisting of teletypewriters connected to a telephonic network to send and receive signals.
  • A message sent or received by such a system.

North Electric Company 1968

yes…they’re phones.

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