Back then, you leased the phone from the company. We had two phones for a 3000sf home, one in the kitchen, one in the master bedroom. Dad paid extra each month for that second phone.
Being cheap, he thought it was great buying additional phones at garage sales and swap meets. Now each room had a phone and he felt good about "screwing the phone company". However, when we needed a technician for phone service, we would have to gather up the illegitimate phones and hide them so we wouldn't get caught and charged. Probably was $1.00/mo back then for the additional phones.
Who needs an adapter?
This phone sits on my night stand to this day. Still works. Can't dial out on it anymore, but the bell on this thing will raise the dead.
I leave the old plug on there cause I like it. Reminds me of when I found the phone in my grandpa's attic when I was a kid, took it home and wired up with the plug so I could use it in my room and have that extra phone without paying for it.
That's yesterdays newspaper it's sitting on just for the picture.
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