New dial operated telephone system
Series of three photographs showing a new automatic system of telephoning introduced in Britain in 1911. The movement of a dial operated electrical switches and magnets in the telephone exchange, a development which would eventually dispense with 'telephone girls'.
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Dial work of a clock showing the moon age, lunar phase, etc
Dial work of a clock showing the moon age, lunar phase, etc. . Dial work of a clock showing the moon age, lunar phase, etc. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by J. Farey Jr. from Abraham Rees' Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1820.
© Florilegius / Mary Evans
Charlotte Fire Department vehicle, North Carolina, USA
Charlotte Fire Department vehicle, North Carolina, USA, August 1935. It was the first enclosed Sedan-type fire appliance in America -- a six-cylinder engine of 160 horsepower with a pumping capacity of 750 gallons per minute. It was fitted with a 100 gallon water tank to which was fitted 250 feet of booster pump hose. Date: 1935
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library