24 Jul 1936 - talking clock service

#OnThisDay 24 July 1936 the 'talking clock' service was first introduced in Sydney. The 'talking clock' meant that people could ring the set telephone number to find out the time from a pre-recorded service. Previously, a caller had to ring the operator, who then checked the exchange clock and quoted the time back.

The service was provided from the General Post Office in Sydney.

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