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Rotary Telephone 1958

12.5 x 26.0 x 22.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 74638

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This telephone was used by The Queen to make the first Subscriber Trunk Dialling call (STD) from Bristol to Edinburgh on 5 December 1958. This event marked the innovation that allowed calls to be made long distance in the United Kingdom without operator assistance.