Today in Instructional Videos: How to Dial a Telephone
Time once was that the rotary dial on a telephone was the great leap forward in consumer technology innovation. AT&T came through with an instructional video explaining how this new-fangled contraption actually worked.
The goal of this film was to aid in reducing customer dialing irregularities by demonstrating the correct way to use the dial telephone. It documents the shift between operator-based connections (which were on the way out) and having to dial the phone and make the connection yourself.
The dial telephone was new at this point, although the two-letter, 5-number system was still commonplace. This film even has to explain what a ringing and busy signal sound like!