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Rolodex card file
 introduced in 1958

Rolodex card file

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 2:14 pm (PDT) on Fri August 24, 2018   
He's right!
Good call, notsteve.
Posted by notsteve at 12:37 pm (PDT) on Fri August 24, 2018   
@ duff
"HN" would have been "46"; likely was actually "IN"(gersoll)
Posted by Bob Matthews at 1:37 am (PDT) on Thu August 23, 2018   
You're welcome!
So - after all these years - now you know :-)

I'm old enough to still be able to reflect "the Internet is amazing."
Posted by Duff at 12:56 am (PDT) on Thu August 23, 2018   
Yes, Bob, Henry did live in Great Neck! Thanks for the link.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 2:34 am (PDT) on Wed August 22, 2018   
Duff, did Henry live in or around Great Neck?
According to this, "HN" was a Great Neck exchange, and one of the few that didn't stand for anything.
Check it out:
http://www.eckers.com/pages/exchange.html
Posted by Duff at 11:49 pm (PDT) on Tue August 21, 2018   
@CJ - Right. I still remember the phone numbers of friends I haven't called since I was 14. Art: PR5-0025, Henry: HN6-2075. And Grandma: UL3-2384. The PR stood for PRimrose, the UL for ULster. I have no idea what HN was supposed to stand for.
Posted by CJ at 9:42 am (PDT) on Tue August 21, 2018   
Still have and use mine. What amazes the young people is when I dial a number from memory. They couldn't tell you their very best friends number unless they use "contacts" to look it up.

It's the Law of Inverse - As phones get smarter, the users get dumber. LOL
Posted by Bob Matthews at 5:57 am (PDT) on Mon August 20, 2018   
Yep, still in use!
Posted by kluv42 at 8:59 pm (PDT) on Sat June 30, 2018   
My mom still has one... Uses it often, too.

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