Today this rotary telephone is a dust-ridden, obsolete antique. But if you watch movies made in the 1930s-40s, you will see them clean, shiny and fully functional as the characters use them.
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Incidentally, don’t bother calling for the time now, with either number. The free telephone time service is gone now, replaced by the internet and privatized: Never again will we hear the words, “At the tone, Pacific Standard Time will be ... seven twenty-four pee-em ... and thir-ty seconds. *Beep.* At the tone ....”