old-school wiring nightmares

Daniel Corbe corbe at corbe.net
Wed Sep 3 18:29:38 UTC 2014


Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> writes:

> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 1:27 PM, John Kinsella <jlk at thrashyour.com> wrote:
>> Wiring closet rats nests have frequently been a fun topic, so with that in
>> mind, may I present telephone lines in Stockholm, circa late 1800s:
>> http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/09/telefontornet-stockholm/
>>
>> Have fun wire-tracing *that*

And things worked like that for decades.

>
> imagine the probably almost constant outages in the winter months due
> to ice buildup on the lines...
>

This still happens.   Overhead fiber is a thing you know.

>> Click through to the flickr albums - the Tekniska Museet has put some great
>> stuff up!


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