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Picking the phone

The Post Office turned up to install our shared line when I was about 12 in 1965. My parents were out so all the key decisions were mine such as postioning the phone and choosing the colour. The 2-tone instrument gave excellent service for the next 20 years. The only hick-up was when lighting struck the pole outside the house. Luckily when we got an exclusive line the PO rewired the cable entry to the back of the house, so the cable burn travelled round fizzling out before it hit the instrument.

Different coloured 700 series telephones

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Date: 1965
Sent by: ged@leaholme.com
Category: Communication instruments

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