Originally Posted by taxlady
Even more satisfying would be to use a phone like this:
and put the opening of the ear piece in front of the speaker. I saw that in the movie "Funny Girl". Made wonderful, screechy feedback.
I am old enough that I still remember a few homes of my friends had one of those. I also remember when you had to ring for the operator and then hang up while she called them. When she got an answer, she would connect you both. The handle to ring was on the big black box on the wall and you cranked the handle about three times. Remember when Andy would askthe operator to connect him with someone in town? Well, when I lived on the Cape as a kid, that is what we did. Good Grief! I am oooold.