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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.

 

 


1

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.

 
2

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.

 
3

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.

 
4

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!

 
5

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?

 
6

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.

 
7

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.  :-)

 
8

TV Station Sign-Off

Wait, no infomercials?!
 
 

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

 
9

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.

 
10

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.

 
11

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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