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Roseville Telephone Museum

Roseville Telephone Museum


THE BACKUP. THIS IS REALLY COOL. I WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS. THIS IS FROM THE 1950s CALLED A SWITCH STEP. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE A CALL AND SEE YOU WHO’S ON THE OTHER LINE. SO THE NUMBERS GOING TO BE 555 — THIS IS LIKE WHEN CELL PHONES COME IN HANDY. OKAY, WHERE DOES THAT GO? WHO IS ON THE OTHER END? ALL, LOOK WHO IT IS. IT’S GAVE. HE’S — IT IS GABRIEL. HE RUNS THE MUSEUM. WHERE NEW AGE. WE’VE GOT MICROPHONES HERE. TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW LONG YOU’VE BEEN RUNNING THIS. THIS HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE THE 1990S. 1994 IS WHEN THE MUSEUM CAME INTO EXISTENCE. REALLY FROM THE FORESIGHT AND GENEROSITY OF THE DOYLE FAMILY. SO WE SHOWED YOU THE MICKEY MOUSE PHONE. THERE’S A PERIOD OF NOVELTY PHONES AND THIS ONE ALSO WORKS WITH CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS. THIS IS THE ONE WE BELIEVE EDDIE DRAPER WOULD OF USED. CHECK THIS OUT. THAT WOULD BE RIGHT. 1957, BEAUTIFUL SEAFOAM GREEN AND WHAT’S IN THE BACK WITH THE? IT’S AN ASHTRAY. IT BE THE PERFECT PHONE IF I WERE A SMOKER, JUST SIT THERE AND TALK. THAT’S WHAT IT WOULD BEFORE SO THIS IS ONE OF THE — THESE ARE ONE OF THE FUN PHONE — THIS IS WHAT OF FUN PHONES HERE. YOU LEARN ALL ABOUT PHONES AND THE HISTORY OF THEM. I LEARNED ABOUT MORSE CODE TODAY. THE ORIGINAL TELEPHONE — I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S ACCURATE. GABE WILL CORRECT ME BUT THEY ALSO HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF THE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL PHONE. AND TODAY YOU GUYS ARE OPENING TO THE PUBLIC. NORMALLY IT’S FREE ANYWAY BUT THEY HAVE TO CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT THAT YOU ARE OPEN TODAY FOR WHAT? THE HERITAGE TOUR IS OPEN, SO WE ARE OPEN ALL DAY FREE, ANYTIME BUT BY ARRANGEMENT ONLY. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME OUT. WE HAVE A VARIETY OF BASICALLY EVERY TAKE ALLERGY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE INDUSTRY — EVERY TECHNOLOGY SINCE THE

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