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11 Sounds That Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard

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Do your kids even remember a time when a phone required a cord?  Probably not.  Here are eleven sounds that will bring you back to your childhood, while sounding completely archaic to your children.




Rotarty Dial Telephone

Remember to always rotate clockwise



I used to practice dialing 911 on our rotary telephone. Little did I know that I was repeatedly dialing 911 from my home.  Whoops.



Manual Typewriter

I love the way this sounds!



Because of my horrible grammar, I spent more time whiting-out documents than typing them.  While I love the way this sounds, I prefer my digital word processor.



Coffee Percolator

Now the only time I hear this is when I’m camping



We just got a Keurig and I never want to go back!  Then again, this is a godsend when camping.



Flash Cube

May cause seizures



Being social in the 60’s probably meant this camera was noisily flashing around you.  This was cutting edge technology, you could take four pictures in a row without changing the flash bulb. FOUR!



TV Channel Selector

Seriously, don’t touch that dial!



Today there are over a thousand channels and nothing on, back in the day the channels went from 2 to 13.  Did you still complain there was nothing on?



Record Changer

I love those clicks and scritchs



Before the seven-CD changer, came the record changer. Some jukeboxes are still using this analog setup.



Gas Station Driveway Bell

Basically a dinner bell for your vehicle’s gas tank



I miss this.  Honestly, I’m waiting for the day that I fill my car up with diesel instead of gasoline.  :-)



TV Station Sign-Off

Wait, no infomercials?!



Were their less insomniacs back then with no infomercials to watch? Hmmmm.



Cash Register

Don’t make me do math!



I did see a real life cash register here awhile back when I visited Tombstone, Arizona.  I swear that sarsaparilla tasted way better because of it.



Film Projector

That constant tick distracted me from the actual film



I remember having one of these in my classroom.  I must have had issues concentrating, because I never paid attention to the film, just the constant tick of the projector.



Broken Record

Needles stuck again!



Now the only time you hear this is when a DJ is trying to be cool or hip or whatever they call it.


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