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  Telephone Booth: How Products are Made
The original telephone booths were constructed from hard woods such as mahogany and had plush carpets on the floors.
Telephone booths historically have had accordion doors but as these limit handicap access recent designs are usually partial enclosures with phones attached at lower heights to accommodate users in wheelchairs.
Telephone enclosures designed for institutional use such as prisons, universities, or other high traffic areas subject to abuse and vandalism are constructed from heavy duty (14 gauge) steel housing.
science.enotes.com /how-products-encyclopedia/telephone-booth   (864 words)

 Telephone booth Summary
A telephone booth (or telephone box in Ireland and the United Kingdom) is a small structure furnished with a payphone and designed for a telephone user's convenience.
The booth may be furnished with a printed directory of local telephone numbers, and a booth in a formal setting such as a hotel may be furnished with paper and pen and even a seat.
In love stories, a depiction of an anguished conversation from a telephone booth serves as a metaphor for separation.
www.bookrags.com /Telephone_booth   (1625 words)

 Photo voltaic lighting for outdoor telephone booth - Patent 4441143
Telephone booths are often located in remote areas such as beaches, parks, side roads, rest areas and the like where it is difficult or uneconomical to run electrical power lines to supply dark or night time lighting for the telephone facility.
According to the invention, a PV array, which may be mounted in the roof panel of a telephone booth or remote housing unit, or in some preferred situations, on a pole or aerial mast with the PV array being disguised as a sign or including sign indicia as part of the surfaces of the structure.
2, an outdoor telephone booth is illustrated in which an aerial mast or pole 40 is used for supporting the line to the booth via the aerial drop 8.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4441143.html   (4843 words)

 Telephone Booth Cramming Stuffing - The 1950s
By March, the telephone box squash—as it was known in England—had jumped the Atlantic Ocean and coeds all over the United States and Canada were skipping classes in favor of cramming themselves into telephone booths.
Second, the booth had to be standard size, not the extra-large fraternity hall booth that those frat-boys had used.
Third, the booth had to be upright not lying on its side like the California booth.
www.loti.com /fifties_history/telephone_booth_cramming.htm   (408 words)

 Hello? The Mojave Phone Booth Site
The famous telephone booth in the center of the Mojave National Preserve was unceremoniously hauled away Wednesday morning.
The telephone booth was a remnant of the past.
The quaint little lonely telephone booth, amusing and harmless yet useful, was a casualty of the war being fought over access to public lands.
www.deuceofclubs.com /moj/mojave.html   (1223 words)

 Photo voltaic lighting for outdoor telephone booth - Patent 4410930   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The invention defined in claim 1 wherein said means for converting the DC voltage of the energy storage to an AC voltage includes a user adjustable means for controlling the illumination load of the fluorescent lamp to set the illumination level to the minimum desired standby level to conserve electrical energy stored in the battery.
The invention defined in claim 8 wherein said use sensing means includes means connected to the ring circuit of said telephone for sensing the removal of the telephone hand set from its cradle.
The invention defined in claim 22 wherein said illumination system is combined with a telephone booth, and means for sensing use of said telephone booth by a user for increasing the level of energy to said fluorescent lamp during use of said telephone booth.
www.freepatentsonline.com /4410930.html   (5567 words)

 Fads of the Fifties - Telephone Stuffing, Cramming
The idea was to cram as many people as possible into a telephone booth.
Sometimes called Telephone Box Squash, there were very few rules except that it was widely accepted that the booth must still contain a phone.
A Canadian group made it to 40 but the booth was on its side and so that figure was discounted.
www.fiftiesweb.com /fashion/cramming.htm   (248 words)

 Telephone Booth Stuffing - Nostalgia Central
One of the most well known fads of all time was the art of "Telephone Booth Stuffing".
25 students there were able to pack in a booth and announce that they had set a world record in doing so.
Some claimed all participants must keep their entire bodies within the booth, while others specified that someone inside was required to place a call.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /pop/telephonebooth.htm   (248 words)

 Telephone Kiosk
The main idea to use telephone kiosk instead of normally payphone (coin or card) is for some people dealing with machine is uncomfortable, of course hard to find for coin and card at several places is another problem.
To do that function the complete telephone kiosk is equip with a usual telephone handset and a display which will place at the booth, and a printer which will place at the attendant/operator room.
Several booth (up to 16 booths) could be monitored from a Personal Computer which connected to a printer.
members.tripod.com /~sskom/phonekiosk.html   (374 words)

 Phone Booth (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Pam is a young actress trying to get her first break, while Stu has been grooming her for the big time.
To avoid having his calls to Pam appear on his cellular phone bill, Stu calls her from the lone phone booth left in the heart of NYC.
To prove his seriousness, the caller shoots and kills a pimp who tries to physically remove Stu from the booth for taking too much time with his call.
www.imdb.com /Title?0183649   (948 words)

 iWannaGetThat - Retroville - 1950 - Fads & Fashion - Telephone Booth Stuffing
To perform this nifty trick, several college students would squeeze themselves into a telephone booth, one after another, until no one else could fit in.
When they found themselves unable to pile more and more friends into the booths, students began challenging other universities' credibility claiming supposed violations of "rules" which should have been adhered to.
Some students believed that all participants must keep their entire bodies within the booth, while others specified that someone inside was required to place a call.
www.iwannagetthat.com /NewFiles/1950-telephone-booth-stuffing.html   (253 words)

 Wired News: Booths Silence Cell-Phone Boors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Raney is willing to customize booths, and, as the two current models are meant to be kept indoors, he hopes to put together a weatherproof, outdoor model in the next year.
Rather, old phone booths' dimensions were just on par with what Raney felt was necessary for the box to be useful but not too huge.
None of Raney's booths have been installed yet, so customers can't attest to their usefulness, but if current cell-phone booth owners are any indication, they'll be met with sighs of relief and plenty of amused stares.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,68997,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_7   (758 words)

 Phonebooth.US - Information about telephone booths and telephones
Welcome to Phonebooth.US -- a site dedicated to information about telephones in general with a little extra emphasis on telephone booths and payphones (sometimes referred to as coin collectors or coin telephones).
A section focuses on telephone booths that are still located in Iowa and other sections have telephone booth photos and news reports related to telephone booths.
You can preview my telephone history timeline here.
www.phonebooth.us   (426 words)

 Telephone Booth Cartoons
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Man in a phone booth using a mobile phone.
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www.cartoonstock.com /directory/t/telephone_booth.asp   (479 words)

 Newsvine - The Amish Telephone Booth: Negotiating New Technology
Collective negotiations over the use of telephones have ignited intense controversies in the Amish community since the beginning of the 20th century.
In fact, a dispute over the role of the phone was the principal issue behind the 1920s division of the Amish church, wherein one-fifth of the membership broke away to form their own church.
Typically, a neighborhood of two or three extended families shares a telephone housed in a wooden shanty, located either at the intersection of several fields or at the end of a common lane.
disembedded.newsvine.com /_news/2006/09/05/351148-the-amish-telephone-booth-negotiating-new-technology   (704 words)

 SP Telephone Booth
This structure was constructed to contain the telephone and shield it from the elements.
This structure was made of a concrete casting, in two pieces, the body and the roof, along with a wooden door, which was not any too wide.
Generally the structure sat on the right of way, perhaps 10 feet from the nearest rail, and generally a path made of shell, or old ties, was constructed to obtain access without getting your feet wet.
www.paradesquare.ca /railway/telephoneBooth.htm   (673 words)

 Telephone booth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The increasing use of mobile phones has led to a decreased demand for pay telephones, but the increasing use of portable computers is leading to a new kind of service.
Wireless access is motivating telephone companies to place wireless stations at locations that have traditionally hosted telephone booths, but stations are also appearing in new kinds of locations such as libraries, cafés, and trains.
Similarly, mainly in large cities in Great Britain, certain telephone booths accept both sterling and euros[2].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Telephone_booth   (1341 words)

 PLASTICVILLE PARTS WANTED - TELEPHONE BOOTH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The telephone booth was first available in 1959 and was issued with the number 1090 in dealer boxes of one dozen.
Sixteen years later Bachmann would put this telephone booth in the very desirable Park Assortment.
This later release of the booth would not have the shelf or hanging phone book.
www.tandem-associates.com /plasticville/telephone.htm   (79 words)

 English Telephone Booth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This English telephone booth replica is designed to hold your CD collection.
This English telephone booth replica is designed to hold your wine collection.
Telephone orders: Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm, and Sundays 11am to 5pm.
www.dannyveghs.com /phone_booth.htm   (125 words)

 Wally's Payphone & Telephone Collection
telephone booths of the early periods of telephony.
It would have been mounted on the front of a wooden wall telephone, and if the model needed service, the repairman could open the top portion with a key, and the top portion would swing forward for inspection.
On the right is a Gray Telephone Pay Station model No. 24 (the backboard is not correct on this set, it is a repro backboard).
home.alltel.net /dt44829/pay.html   (644 words)

 Telephone Booth Stuffing - The Bad Fads Museum
Of course, the more people who could fit in, the better, and universities everywhere saw students skipping class in order to try and devise a plan to set a record.
The fad is often associated with college students from the west coast of the United States but it was, in fact, started in South Africa.Twenty-five students there were able to pack in a booth and announce that they had set a world record in doing so.
Some students in England went on diets, and some at M.I.T. attempted to used geometry and calculus as a manner of determining the precise method to achieve the highest efficiency for stuffing.
www.badfads.com /pages/events/phonebooth.html   (248 words)

 Amazon.com: The Telephone Booth Indian: Books: A. J. Liebling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The title of this 1942 collection of Liebling's early New Yorker pieces refers to those lowlife entrepreneurs whose offices were the telephone booths of New York City, where they waited for associates to call them since they didn't even have a nickel to phone on their own.
Telephone Booth Indians (entrepreneurs so impecunious that they conduct business from telephone booths in the lobbies of New York City office buildings) and a host of other petty nomads of Broadway—with names like Marty the Clutch and Count de Pennies—are the protagonists in this incomparable Liebling work.
The "Telephone Booth Indian," for example is a man or woman so poor as to not have an office; so poor, in fact, as to not have a "nickel with which to make a telephone call, and so must wait in the booths until another fellow calls him."
www.amazon.com /Telephone-Booth-Indian-J-Liebling/dp/0865474516   (1602 words)

 Phonebooth.US - Telephone Booth Advertisement Cards
This section is devoted to the advertisement cards displayed in telephone booths.
The KS-19928 card frame is a universal card frame used to display a 7 by 10-1/4-inch advertising or instruction card in public telephone booths.
This is the same frame as the List 1, but includes a mounting bracket for installation in the corner of the booth.
www.phonebooth.us /boothcards/index.htm   (183 words)

 Bad Fads - Telephone Booth Stuffing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In taking part in this event, several college students would squeeze themselves into a telephone booth, one after another, until no one else could fit within.
The fad is often associated with college students from the west coast of the United States but it was, in fact, started in South Africa.
Twenty-five students there were able to pack in a booth and announce that they had set a world record in doing so.
www.badfads.com /bookpages/telephone.html   (248 words)

 Shopping.com - Shopping made simple
Telephone Booths in Front Store, London, England by Walter Bibikow Photogra...
Telephone Billiard Cabinet Magnificent billiard ball and cue holder British-Style Telephone Booth Cabinet.
Telephone stand white telephone table Telephone Stand - - White telephone stand is a perfect accent piece for any room, from kitchen to family room...
www.shopping.com /xGS-Telephone_Booth   (834 words)

 telephone booth definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
telephone booth definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Search for "telephone booth" in all of MSN Encarta
space with phone: an enclosed or partly enclosed space with a pay telephone in it
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861718860/telephone_booth.html   (79 words)

 Parts For Telephone Booths
This is a 1969 Burch Phone booth made by Western Electric.
To date most any western Electric telephone booth step inside close the door and look on the upper lefthand corner of the door.
This booth is the wide sit down model with a seat and table.
www.oldphoneman.com /PartsPhoneBooths.htm   (193 words)

 PHONECO booth phone sign telephone porcelain
N-300 Bell Telephone booth sign 2-1/2X18” mounting holes 11-1/2” apart.
5-1/5x19" Flat one sided old Porcelain New England Telephone & Telephone Co., American Telephone & Telegraph Co. Note the imperfections by clicking on the picture and looking at the larger picture.
Reproduction 12" in diameter tin Bell Telephone Company of Canada sign.
www.phonecoinc.com /category.asp?gorl=list&horh=hints&group=misc&category=Signs&map=1   (219 words)

 Phone Booth - Moviefone
Phone Booth Official site with synopsis, cast, photographs, and clips [requires Flash].
Phone Booth (2002) Phone Booth on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more...
Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper...
movies.aol.com /movie/phone-booth/12579/main   (168 words)

 Stock Photo of telephone booth
Emergency phone booth on a country road in Germany
Classic red British telephone box, isolated on a white background.
The back of an old British telephone box, with space for text.
www.shutterstock.com /pic-76135.html   (103 words)

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