Who knew that some noises could eventually become as extinct as the passenger pigeon? Depending on your age, you or your kids or grandchildren may have only heard some of the following sounds in old movies … if at all.
1. Rotary Dial Telephone – The formerly familiar swoosh as the caller rotated the dial clockwise to the “finger stop” and then the click-click-click as the dial returned counter-clockwise to the start position is now a novelty application that you can install on your iPhones for nostalgic yucks. Adolescents waiting in line nearby will wonder what the heck that sound is, while we older fogies will know you’re poking fun at us and our ancient ways.
2. Manual Typewriter – Manual typewriters had an entirely subset of unique sounds that made them immediately identifiable … at one time. The keys clacked loudly as they struck the paper, the carriage lifted…
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