Electronic communication, circa 1945: An advertisement for the New York Telephone Company, from The New York Times in 1944 or 1945.
Of note: The early style rotary phone.
Of note: Manufacturing. That is, physical manufacturing! “And when the factories that make switchboards – now busy producing war communications equipment – resume peacetime production, it will take time to manufacture the quality needed, and still more time to fit the new switchboards to existing central offices.”
Of note: The reference to the Red Cross, consistent with the tenor of the (war) times.
Of note: Could Mr. New York Telephone be a distant cousin of Reddy Kilowatt? (!)
(More ads to follow.)
– Michael G. Moskow