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Rotary Dial Phones (1970)

Rotary Dial Phones (1970)

Western Electric

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Rotary Dial Phone History 

The rotary dial, which was the most important part of a rotary dial phone, was invented by Almon Brown Strowger in 1892. The most commonly known rotary dial patent was introduced in 1904. Rotary phones quickly became a popular type of telephones, following crank telephones. Rotary phones remained popular into the 1980's, when they were eventually replaced by TouchTone telephones that featured buttons. 

Western Electric Rotary Phone 

This phone was released in circa 1970. 

Donated by: John Jr. & Carol Babina 

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