Video: the world's oldest telephone book

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7 Responses to “Video: the world's oldest telephone book”

  1. David Pescovitz says:

    I wish my phone number was 6. Or at least 666.

  2. Ugly Canuck says:

    City directories are still around too and can be quite useful.

  3. diggerdoug says:

    Your link is bad, it’s linking to the lego-simpsons.

  4. notpeter says:

    Here’s link the to video:
    http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/video?id=541
    And no mention of the fact it sold for $170k?

  5. Roy Trumbull says:

    City directories gave people’s addresses. They go back to the 1800s. The telephone book was an outgrowth.

  6. Ugly Canuck says:

    If you ever get to Baddeck Nova Scotia go to the Alexander Graham bell Museum, it is worth a visit.
    They have early telephones from the first exchange in Canada, set up near Brantford, Oontario.
    The phone number was ’6′, displayed on the dial.

  7. Ugly Canuck says:

    The entire exchange had 12 telephones IIRC.

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