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Vintage film shows woman holding what? [1928 cell phone?]
www.wnd.com ^ | 10/30/2010 | WorldNetDaily

Posted on 10/30/2010 12:00:01 PM PDT by rxsid

"Vintage film shows woman holding what?
Filmmaker says he's 'stumped' by image he calls 1928 cell phone

Shades of the flux capacitor.

Millions of people have watched a video by a Belfast filmmaker who thinks he has discovered a "time traveler" walking and talking on a cell phone in behind-the-scenes footage of the 1928 opening of a Charlie Chaplin film.

"I was kind of stumped by what I saw," George Clarke says in his YouTube video, "I kept winding it back … and I couldn't explain this. Nobody can give me an explanation as to what it is."

The video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y6a4T2tJaSU


[Edit: difficult to make this pic out until after you've seen the video]

He said the film appears to show a "thin black device that is held to your ear." He said the knuckles are "bent in the flat shape of a phone.""

Continued: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=221357

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 1928; cellphone; chaplin; repost; timetravler
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A "recording" device? Perhaps nothing? Strange how she appears to be holding something up to her ear and appears to be talking as well.
1 posted on 10/30/2010 12:00:07 PM PDT by rxsid
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To: LucyT; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; MeekOneGOP; ...
Way off "topic", Ping. Kinda strange but interesting. Any ideas?

Vintage film shows woman holding what? [1928 cell phone?]

2 posted on 10/30/2010 12:02:43 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

I don’t think it is nothing. Her fingers are bent to where there is undoubtedly something there. I don’t think she is a time traveller. But what in the world it is, I don’t know.


3 posted on 10/30/2010 12:02:54 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: rxsid

Maybe she was using it to listen to FDR’s Fireside Chats.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 12:03:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - Oh well it was a nice season.)
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To: rxsid

Could be something like this. Why she would be holding the square part up to her ear, who knows...
http://beckerexhibits.wustl.edu/did/20thcent/index.htm


5 posted on 10/30/2010 12:05:44 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: rxsid

Is it a real film though??


6 posted on 10/30/2010 12:05:56 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: rxsid

Freeze the frame on a large monitor and you can clearly see that it is Helen Thomas.


7 posted on 10/30/2010 12:07:02 PM PDT by CreviceTool ( Obama is standing above the country above above the world, he is sort of a God = Evan Thomas)
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To: GeronL
"Is it a real film though??"

the guy in the video claims it's straight off of a 1928 Charlie Caplin film, from Disk #2, in the extras portion.

8 posted on 10/30/2010 12:08:01 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: CreviceTool

lol! although, there is no appearance of a broach on her/him.


9 posted on 10/30/2010 12:08:56 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

This is definitely proof of time travel. You know this because it’s on the internet. And if it’s on the internet it must be true!!!!!


10 posted on 10/30/2010 12:09:41 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: rxsid

I guess other people would be able to verify that wouldn’t they?


11 posted on 10/30/2010 12:09:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: rxsid

This has been going around for a few days now. Someone in another thread posted a photo of what it was, a very early model of electric hearing aid.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 12:09:55 PM PDT by Citizen of the Savage Nation
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To: dfwgator

It’s not a cell phone..it’s obviously a transistor radio...


13 posted on 10/30/2010 12:10:39 PM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Tribune7

oh yeah, deffinately. everything on the internets in true. however, what do you think it is, if anything? b.t.w. it’s actually on the DVD footage from disk #2 of the movie. according to the guy anyway.


14 posted on 10/30/2010 12:11:22 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: GeronL
"I guess other people would be able to verify that wouldn’t they?"

Presumably. If anyone has that movie, in the 2 disk release...could look at disk #2 in the extras footage and confirm/deny.

15 posted on 10/30/2010 12:12:36 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

If it’s a time traveler with a cell phone, I’d imagine service would be pretty spotty in 1928... Can you imagine the roaming charges alone?:)


16 posted on 10/30/2010 12:13:32 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: rxsid

It is pretty neat.


17 posted on 10/30/2010 12:13:59 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Blogger

That space between her little finger and the next finger is awkward to copy.


18 posted on 10/30/2010 12:14:20 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

It does give a new meaning to “anytime minutes”, though.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 12:15:15 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: rxsid

Rense ping


20 posted on 10/30/2010 12:15:34 PM PDT by JOAT
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To: dfwgator

FDR wasn’t president yet.


21 posted on 10/30/2010 12:15:54 PM PDT by vladimir998 (Part of the Vast Catholic Conspiracy (hat tip to Kells))
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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation
"This has been going around for a few days now. Someone in another thread posted a photo of what it was, a very early model of electric hearing aid."

Interesting. Did they have a link or pic to the hearing aid? Also, did they have a theory as to who (or what) she appears to be conversing with?

22 posted on 10/30/2010 12:16:12 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid
There was nothing, electronic, in 1928 that was THAT small...so it was not a radio, or a recorder, or a walkman.

The Belfast filmmaker (there's your first clue, filmmakers need publicity to sell their wares) never explains that even if it WAS a "time traveler" on a "cell phone"....WHAT IS HE USING FOR A CELL TOWER? I don't think they had any of those in 1928 either.

I ain't buyin' it...maybe the guy had an earache.
23 posted on 10/30/2010 12:16:49 PM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper
"If it’s a time traveler with a cell phone, I’d imagine service would be pretty spotty in 1928... Can you imagine the roaming charges alone?:)"

Yeah, no kidding huh? Wow. That would be some bill! :)

24 posted on 10/30/2010 12:17:26 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: vladimir998
FDR wasn’t president yet.

Tell that to Joe Biden.

25 posted on 10/30/2010 12:17:33 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - Oh well it was a nice season.)
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To: WinOne4TheGipper

LOL. Indeed.


26 posted on 10/30/2010 12:18:10 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

Art Bell, please call your office....


27 posted on 10/30/2010 12:19:35 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: dfwgator
Maybe she was using it to listen to FDR’s Fireside Chats.

No, those fireside chats all aired on television during the 1920s...so it can't be that. [Source: Joe O'BiteMe]
28 posted on 10/30/2010 12:19:46 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Citizen of the Savage Nation

Yeah but there is a few frames where it looks as if she’s talking into it.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 12:19:57 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: FrankR
"WHAT IS HE USING FOR A CELL TOWER?"

LOL, right! The comments posted in the WND article mention that as well.

30 posted on 10/30/2010 12:20:08 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid
Siemens hearing aid from 1924. Nothing supernatural about it.

http://hearing.siemens.com/sg/10-about-us/01-our-history/milestones.jsp?year=1924

31 posted on 10/30/2010 12:21:36 PM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: rxsid; muawiyah

Early hearing aid. Hashed out on another thread. I think muawiyah was the first one with the answer, and someone else chimed in with a link to contemporaneous similar device.

Here’s the thread.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2615864/posts?q=1&;page=51


32 posted on 10/30/2010 12:22:25 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: SunTzuWu
"Siemens hearing aid from 1924. Nothing supernatural about it.

http://hearing.siemens.com/sg/10-about-us/01-our-history/milestones.jsp?year=1924

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That's the best explaination for what she/he is actually holding.

But who is she talking to? Perhaps herself?

33 posted on 10/30/2010 12:23:27 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

It is probably an early electronic hearing aid or an early radio.


34 posted on 10/30/2010 12:23:28 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: rxsid
From the comments on youtube: Apparently the womans name was audrey manningham, she was 62 when this film was shot, she suffered from dementia and constantly talked to herself,, she was re fixing a comb she had in her hair at the time, the man who walks in front of her was George Manningham her husband.
35 posted on 10/30/2010 12:25:51 PM PDT by kimmie7 (I don’t think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: FreedomPoster; SunTzuWu

I agree that’s the most likely explanation (early hearing aid). At the same time, I don’t know many people who talk into their hearing aid, as this lady clearly appears to be doing.


36 posted on 10/30/2010 12:25:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rxsid

The phone connects to the one you can see on the wall in “Alien Autopsy.”


37 posted on 10/30/2010 12:26:15 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: ken5050
"It’s not a cell phone..it’s obviously a transistor radio..."

Which had not been invented yet.

38 posted on 10/30/2010 12:26:21 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: rxsid
Could be a cold compress to the head or a time traveler trying to figure why there are no signals without towers.
39 posted on 10/30/2010 12:26:38 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: rxsid
Could be a cold compress to the head or a time traveler trying to figure why there are no signals without towers.
40 posted on 10/30/2010 12:26:47 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: rxsid

Did they have transistor radios back then?


41 posted on 10/30/2010 12:27:26 PM PDT by Yaelle (We need Comprehensive Congress Reform!)
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To: rxsid

42 posted on 10/30/2010 12:27:55 PM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: rxsid

“hearing aid’
It certainly appeared that way to me.


43 posted on 10/30/2010 12:29:52 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: kimmie7
"From the comments on youtube: Apparently the womans name was audrey manningham, she was 62 when this film was shot, she suffered from dementia and constantly talked to herself,, she was re fixing a comb she had in her hair at the time, the man who walks in front of her was George Manningham her husband."

re Fixing a comb in her hair...under the hat?

As others have stated, it's almost certainly an early listening device, and "who" she is talking to, is actually herself...explained with what you note was that she suffered from dementia and constantly talked to herself.

Maybe, she was "hearing" herself talk! haha.

44 posted on 10/30/2010 12:30:40 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

That is not a “woman”. Man feet, man hands, a very angular and masculine face. “Time traveler”? Physics does not disallow such things. Anyway, could be some sort of walkie-talkie. At the end, the figure seemed surprised by being filmed.


45 posted on 10/30/2010 12:34:05 PM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: dfwgator

FDR wasn’t elected for five more years so she’s not listening to him. Maybe its a crystal set of some sort and she is singing along with the music? Maybe its a hearing aid? maybe she got hit on the side of the head and its an ice bag?


46 posted on 10/30/2010 12:36:25 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: rxsid

Again? It’s a frickin’ hearing aid.


47 posted on 10/30/2010 12:37:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Vendome
LOL. Yup
48 posted on 10/30/2010 12:40:06 PM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: rxsid

Oh, jeez, it is a “cellphone”, except they were not called “cellphones” at the time.


49 posted on 10/30/2010 12:40:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Thumper1960
People who are hard of hearing are frequently surprised.

It's not a radio ~ it's simply a hearing aid. Look up Hearing Aid History and look at Images.

Clue, the standardized small battery had already hit the market. The telephone had been in place for decades. There's nothing in a hearing aid that had not yet been invented.

An alternative is that it could have been a wire recorder placed in a custom built handcase.

50 posted on 10/30/2010 12:40:53 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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