Telephone Tests 1953

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Telephone tests at the Post Office Engineering Research Station to determine the percentage of words received correctly.

Dollis Hill, London.

M/S of John Laurie at table talking into microphone. M/S speaker on the wall. M/S man at desk with headphones on taking down messages. C/U girl...

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Data

Cataloguer:
Emma
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
51510
Sort Number:
NP 478
Time in/Out:
01:51:45:00 / 01:53:13:00
Canister:
NP 478
Film ID:
1605.28
Issue Date:
09/11/1953

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