Telephone booths on prowl (Aug, 1964)

Telephone booths on prowl

This mobile telephone truck, equipped with six pay phones and a coin changer, can speed to any spot in Washington, D.C., where emergency phone service is needed in a hurry. Its crew just hooks it into existing wires.

While waiting for emergencies to call it into service, the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. uses the unit to collect dimes from stationary booths.

4 comments
  1. jayessell says: July 26, 20111:44 pm

    It’s like a mobile phone!

  2. Hirudinea says: July 26, 20114:35 pm

    It’s amazing how big cell phones were way back when.

  3. Des says: July 27, 201110:17 am

    So it’s for emergency use, but you have to bring change to operate it.
    So…if you didn;t have a nickel you were SOL??

  4. Toronto says: July 27, 201110:24 am

    Des: Worse – the article says “dimes.”

    But buddy, if you can’ spare a dime, you are pretty low already.

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