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  • Short Summary

    Women in period and futuristic costumes operating telephone switchboard.

  • Description

    Unissued / unused material - dates are unclear or unknown.

    Various shots female telephone operators seated at switchboard. The women wear different period costumes in each shot - Victorian, Edwardian, 1910s and Twenties. Various shots woman in Victorian costume answering old fashioned telephone. Various shots woman dressed in silver minidress, she is operating a machine with a television screen. On the screen is another woman who the first woman talks with - could be interpretation of a telephone of the future?

    Note: because all the women are wearing different period costumes it is difficult to work out the date of this item. It is probably from the 1930s?

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2216.11
    Media URN:
    64727
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:08:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:48:00 / 01:33:10:00
    Canister:
    UN 1889 A

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