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Weather Center: 1941

Weather Center: 1941

July 1941. "Municipal airport, Washington, D.C. -- In the teletype room, where weather data and other information is constantly being received." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

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Re: The guy needs earplugs

No need for any earplugs! Just check out that state-of-the-art acoustic tile (probably full of asbestos) all over the walls.

There's An App For That

And, not as noisy having worked in a TTY for Chiquita years ago

Weather Center: 2019

"Condo in Old Beach, Virginia Beach - In my pocket, where Weather data and lots of Other information is constantly being received. I bet that room full of equipment cost quite a bit and told very little information. And, As the previous Shorpyites have stated it was very loud. So is my personal Weather device, but it plays whatever song I want to hear. Technology today is not All bad, and I still say "Huh?" a lot as well.

Pristine installation

Lined up in phalanx formation, these teletypes look solid, their wiring concealed.

Too bad about the electric clock, its power cord snaking across the wall and plugged into the nearest outlet. Oops. You'd have thought it could have been fed by internal wiring in the column given the care shown eveywhere else.

The guy needs earplugs

That battery of TTYs can make quite a racket, as I know from having worked in a room full of them. Just don't let them run out of paper.

Huh?

Having worked in a TTY room, today you'd be required to wear hearing protection.

That may be why, at 72, I say "Huh?" a lot.

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