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1877 December 14

Punch's Almanack for 1878: Predictions for the telephone 3

Source: Terra Media Archives

Musical Mistress of House ("on hospitable thoughts intent"). "Now, recollect, Robert, at a Quarter to Nine turn on 'Voi che Sapete' from Covent Garden; at Ten let in the Stringed Quartette from St James's Hall; and at Eleven turn the last Quartette from 'Rigolletto' [sic] full on. But mind you Close one Tap before Opening the other!"    Buttons. "Yes, Mum!"

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Such a musical telephone service started in Paris in 1890.


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