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Camera and hood for photographing 'phone-call meters, c 1965.

Camera and hood for photographing 'phone-call meters, c 1965.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Equipment used for photographing customers' telephone meters. The process of billing customers for their telephone calls was made significantly easier by photographing the meters in batches using a specially-adapted camera. The readings could be transcribed more comfortably in another part of the exchange and a permanent record resulted which was useful evidence in case of dispute.

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