Re: TV Show - Legacy Phone in Scene

For many years, on TV the ringer sound for a telephone often did not

> match the telephone set shown. In earlier years a 300 set or separate > bell box ringer would be used for a 500 set. In later years, a modern > phone with an electronic ringer would still sound like a mechanical > bell and vice versa.

TV isn't very good about matching phones with their real sounds. How many shows have you seen where someone uses a pay phone and when they insert the money it goes "ding-ding?" Ding-ding went out with the demise of the three slot payphone (around the middle of the 60s.) I'm guessing that most people casually wouldn't have a clue that the ringing of a phone's sound was wrong. How many times have I seen a show with a 2554 wall phone that rings with a dual gong ringer sound? Plenty!

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