Rings & Cranks - One Long and Two Shorts

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Rings & Cranks - One Long and Two Shorts,

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In KY and Illinois, the first phones were neighborhood projects of crank phones in houses, connected by lines to fence posts between houses. Each house had a distinctive ring of long and short rings that were cranked by the caller and recognized by the receiver. A small closed system.