Four Sunglasses To Celebrate National Telephone Day

National Telephone Day is April 25 and National Day of Unplugging is March 3-4 in 2017, just in case you want to have an unplug day on a monthly basis. As we all know the telephone has evolved from wind up party lines to blue tooth headsets and smart phones. We are paying homage to oldie telephones with fun Telephone shades.

New York City. The time period – 1969:

The first actual service difficulties became serious around the beginning of 1969. This was no fault of the telephone company, but rather by an appalling increase in thievery and vandalism of public pay telephones – an effect, it seems safe to conclude, of the mood of violent revolt, particularly among the young, that characterized that time and place. By February 1969, an average 35,000 of New York City’s 100,000 pay phones were being wrecked each month, at least 25 percent of them were out of order at any given time, and the company was losing at a rate of $5 million a year in repairs and stolen coins. But then the ill effects of overloaded circuits began to be felt. Callers began to have to wait for dial tone, sometimes as much as two or three minutes. Calls began to fail to get through; after dialing, the caller would get a false busy signal, or else just a dead line (a condition described in telephone circles as “high and dry”).

– From page 289 of “Telephone – The First Hundred Years” by John Brooks (1979).

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1968 Telephone Sunglasses

1968 Telephone Sunglasses

The first telephone exchange opened on January 28, 1878, in New Haven, Connecticut. from The History of the Telephone by Herbert N. Casson.

Linda Farrow x Yazbukey Telephone Sunglasses came not only in three colors, they also with a matching and detachable telephone cord. Love the numbers on the dots.

Yazbukey x Linda Farrow telephone-Sunglass

Yazbukey x Linda Farrow telephone-Sunglass

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Telephone Glasses-White

Alexander Hi-Tek Telephone flip up have been worn by Lady Gaga.

Hi Tek

Hi Tek

Eyewear Designer Shouichi Tomita rendering of telephone eyeglasses.

Shouichi Tomita

Shouichi Tomita

The telephone as we know it today is gone to the way of wearable technology. Do we miss the old days?

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