Of the many experimental attempts at a new and reliable means of
communication, none was more successful that Bell’s telephone in
1876. Although society was somewhat hesitant to welcome this new
device at first, it did not take long for the telephone’s popularity
to grow. There was no denying that this invention, with its ability
to connect people over long distances by voice, would forever change
social and business affairs.
Decorator phones are an example of how commonplace telephone
technology has become in public and private life. There are phone
designs that reflect current lifestyle trends, as well as individual
tastes. In this video, see some of the many examples of designer
telephones currently on display at the Telephone Historical Centre
in Edmonton, Alberta.
As technology evolved and styles of the day changed, improvements
and amendments to the telephone were made, so that the models became
increasingly more efficient and comfortable to handle.
Here are some of the various telephone designs that have been
used over the years.
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