rotary dial

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ro′tary di′al


n.
a disk with finger holes that is affixed to a telephone and rotated to match up the finger holes with the letters and digits of a telephone number.
ro′tary-di′al, adj.
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This book contains photos by the author of design classics that he took apart, such as a mechanical pencil, cassette tape, digital watch, flashlight, smartphone, computer mouse, game console, iPad, hair dryer, record player, rotary telephone, electricity meter, cameras, power drill, desk lamp, telescope, toaster, DVD player, ECG machine, laptop computer, typewriter, accordion, sewing machine, keyboard, microwave, ATM, lawnmower, bicycle, upright piano, and two-seater light aircraft.
There will also be the opportunity to recover lost dialling skills on a rotary telephone, have a go at drawing the objects on display to create Ladybirdstyle illustrations or play in the childsized kitchen styled the museum's 1970s dolls house.
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The ghostly impression of a rotary telephone or even an incandescent light bulb accentuates its 'pastness'.
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So the traditional double-bill has gone the way of the rotary telephone.
Arnold began her work at the national Presbyterian archives in 1980, with a black rotary telephone, an Underwood typewriter and a steep learning curve ahead.
In a world where lives revolve around cell phones and the Internet, face-to-face human interaction has, in a sense, become as passe as a rotary telephone.
The rooms are spartan: a rotary telephone, bunk beds, a rust-brown couch--and walls adorned with photos of former East German Communist Party leader Erich Honecker.