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Relatively pointless question about telephone cords

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Dan, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    Here's a real earth shaking inquiry: Over the weekend, my wife & I went
    to see the film "Capote". It's about the period over which Truman
    Capote wrote his famous book "In Cold Blood", from 1959 to about 1965.
    In one early scene (probably about 1962, if not earlier), Capote is
    shown using a dial telephone. The camera angle was upward toward the
    actor's face, and the cord leading to the receiver is clearly of the
    flat, modular "click-in" design. My memory leads me to believe that
    such cords came about later, maybe as late as the 1970's. Anyone know
    the answer to this trivia?

    TIA

    Dan
     
  2. Guest

    Wikipedia is your friend.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Service_Ordering_Code

    The article says that the modular cords were patented
    and came into common use in the mid 70's.

    Jerry
     
  3. Gerard Bok

    Gerard Bok Guest

    Yes :)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379725/goofs
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Guest

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