Howling Dog Phone Ringer

October 1932: A Seattle woman complained that her phone never rang, but she could tell when someone was trying to call her because her dog would start howling in the yard. The telephone repair guy investigated. Realized the dog wasn't psychic. Instead, there was a short in the line and the dog was chained to the ground wire.

Indianapolis Star - Oct 23, 1932

Posted By: Alex - Wed Mar 09, 2016
Category: Technology, Telephones, 1930s

We've got an organic door bell, food taster, & tree watering system.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/09/16 at 09:55 AM
So rather than fixing the short, he fixed the dog. Typical phone company!
Posted by Phideaux in his own little world on 03/09/16 at 01:32 PM
I currently have that ring tone on my cell phone.
Posted by GFinKS in near Oz on 03/10/16 at 09:51 AM
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