Video Phones

It's the age of space flight and Dan Dare.  UK telephone suppliers were looking to the future and the future was video phones in the late 1960's.

But video was a Cathode Ray Tube and the telephone system was not designed to send any sort of signal at a great speed.

Here are pictures from 1969 showing the initial size of the desk units and associated equipment.  The control equipment has a Loudspeaking Telephone No. 4 associated.





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