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Remains of CB telephone lines.

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Posted by IIVQ 10/23/2004 6:19 PM | remove
  whaat does CB stand for?

Posted by TurboZutek 10/23/2004 8:07 PM | remove
  Central Battery. It refers to the Power Supply and switching method.

You lift the phone, flick the cradle a few times to get operator attention and ask for the number / location you want put through to. Even large exchanges used batteries (And still do) as they supply exceptionally stable power and have an inherant uninteruptable quality.
Posted by Kennerado 10/23/2004 10:47 PM | remove
  like a CB radio right?
Posted by TurboZutek 10/24/2004 9:51 AM | remove
  I'm a little puzzled about that... In the UK we had CB phones which were just basically radio phones based on the Citizen's Band...

But I think here we are talking about something else - a hardwired phone with no dialing mechanism.

It's one or the other!! :-))
Posted by NoSuchPerson 1/30/2007 11:48 PM | remove
  No, a Central Battery phone system is an old technology. It used to be used in North America up until the 60's or so. Basically, the user can't dial a number, they pick up the phone and get an operator who then completes your call.

It's 100% not the same as a CB radio.
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