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#1 SergeantMajorGray

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:13 PM

I found this old Western Electric telephone in my uncles attic with some misc surplus of my grandfathers and his Vietnam combat used e-tool. At first I thought it was just a old phone but the number card thing in the middle is interesting with ROger 2 as the name range officer 2 maybe? He was field artillery. If this is military it most likely came from Camp Lejeune where my grandfather was stationed.

 

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:15 PM

Ah yes, rotary telephones! Dialing numbers in a hurry was a whole lot different than today..

 

Civilian. That number on the card is the phone number. Until about the 1960s-1970s phone numbers used an alpha-numeric designation. So this number would have been RO-27577. Something like that anyway.



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

Ah yes, rotary telephones! Dialing numbers in a hurry was a whole lot different than today..

 

Civilian. That number on the card is the phone number. Until about the 1960s-1970s phone numbers used an alpha-numeric designation. So this number would have been RO-27577. Something like that anyway.

 

Thanks even though it's not military it' still looks good in the war room what era is this 60s?



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:24 PM

 

Thanks even though it's not military it' still looks good in the war room what era is this 60s?

 

That is the same as the phone number "762-7577".

 

I seem to recall that most phones on military bases could not be direct dialed, but went through a switchboard, so instead of a phone number a military phone might have something like "EXT 301" (for "extension 301") written on it.




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