Telephones!

telephone

Peterborough Examiner, December 10th, 1934

Our look at mid-December of 1935 in Peterborough will be up tomorrow, but to tide you over, here’s an interesting little snippet from 1934 that did not make it into last week’s post.  “It may be a surprise to learn…,” wrote the Peterborough Examiner in a December 10th editorial, “that Canadians do more talking over the telephone than any other people on the face of the globe.”  And indeed, the statistics backed them up — Canadians, on average, were making about two telephone calls every three days that year.

Sadly, the editorial did not go on to say what the Examiner’s writers thought of Canada’s seeming infatuation with the telephone.  It did go on to note, however, that British telephone authorities were taking steps to up the device’s usage in that country, by offering a flat rate of a shilling for night calls to any part of the UK.

‘Til tomorrow!

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