A collection of telephones

Contributed by Ulster Museum

A collection of telephones

A collection of telephones illustrating the changing shape and style of dialling mechanisms and hand sets.

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  • 1. At 13:47 on 9 March 2011, kal wrote:

    It is strange to consider these phones in terms that suggest they to be the antithesis of the modern idea of 'mobile', because for so long phones such as these connoted a connection with the outside world, of being able to transcend national borders, time and space. They have become part of the iconography of various fictional genres, in literature, film, and television - think of the hard-boiled detective and crime fiction without the telephone. They have been companions in our every-day routines and they are a feature of modern life. They are iconic examples of a global modernity.

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