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photoblog image RUBBISH MILEPOSTS IN TECHNOLOGY - THE TRIM PHONE

RUBBISH MILEPOSTS IN TECHNOLOGY - THE TRIM PHONE

RUBBISH MILEPOSTS IN TECHNOLOGY - THE TRIM PHONE



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Maintenant, ce sont des antiquités.
Chris: Yes indeed Martine, yesterday's technology
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Oct 2019, 00:59
Must have had big pockets, eh!
Chris: Whoever would have thought one day these things would be virtual history..
i am reminded in movies how some actors used to dial the numbers using the back end of a pen/pencil. that would be not the same fun with those push button types i imagine.
Chris: Yes I remember that Ayush
But they were soooo cooool at the time!
Chris: Yes I know!

But how times change..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Oct 2019, 06:07
They are trimmer today, Chris. I think I would have liked that green one in those days
Chris: Oddly, I bought a new landline phone last week in Wells Lisl. I was surprised you could still get them..
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2019, 07:15
Now I have to say that as a former BT employee. the phone on the right is not a Trimphone - it is a Viscount and a fine replacement for the Telephone 746 on the left. The Trimphone was rubbish; it was far too light and when you picked up the handset to answer a call, the rest of the phone followed!
Chris: Thank you for your expertise. If ever you are at Amberley museum please tell them. The have a whole building dedicated to this sort of thing
We had a trim phone, but not like that. I had a dial and that was the problem. It was so light that you had to hold it down in order to dial the number and when you let go of it it would fall off the table or whatever while you were on the call if you made the slightest movement. They were truly dreadful
Chris: Alan has put me right on this..
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 25 Oct 2019, 08:08
Soon made redundant...
Chris: Very much like yourself..
The left one was solid.......I remember getting a new one and replacing the turquoise, we got a cream model........that seemed modern smile
Chris: Until the mid 1970s all phones were clunky and black..
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Oct 2019, 16:06
I was in an antiques emporium recently and heard a young teenager ask a parent how you used a dial phone!
Chris: WHAAAT!!!

Sorry Anne, you have just made me feel very old..
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Oct 2019, 16:28
Ha ha the Trim phone was awful.
Chris: Frightful rubbish really Chad. Now if it had been called the Chadfone...
I'm sure we had a trim phone but it definitely wasn't that colour!
Chris: Revolting isn't it..
I liked the old ring dial, personally!
Chris: Me too Tom
i can remember that our phone number was 44456 and the phone was black Chris...
then the added a prefix of two more digits....
then when they added the area code... there were three more numbers to dial...
when they made to the touch phone... they put the numbers opposite to every adding machine... because they say that it looks better...

and that's my feelings about the history of phones....petersmile
Chris: Brilliant Peter, thank you!
Grandpa

What are those strange looking things?

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