This Rotary Dial Round Book serves as an address and phone number book. A retro rotary gold phone dial mounts to the cover. The phone dial was manufactured in December 1966.
The front cover includes a 3 1/2″ window cut through it to expose the functioning gears of the dial on the back side. In addition, when the cover is opened the 1966 date stamp can be viewed through that window.
Original telephone wires adorn the round leather cover. Interestingly, they are still mounted to the rear of the dial and can be seen from the inner front cover. They extend from the back side of the dial to the front cover where they are screwed onto the surface.
Wooden platforms wrapped in leather support the antique gold rotary phone dial. The sound of rotating the dial never gets old!
To make a round book, I had to first bind the pages around the two leather cords seen at the left on the spine. Then I cut the book into a round shape with a bandsaw. Next was a very long finishing time to hand sand and perfect the cut edges to make them smooth and round.
Black leather stretches around the book. Yellow handmade papers line the interior as coversheets. Handstitched headbands are black and gold threads around leather cords. They are handsewn directly into the spine ends.
The pages of the Rotary Dial Round Book feature handpainted lettering. While I forgot to photograph these exact pages, examples from a different book are shown. The alphabet fills most of the book, for all your contacts. In addition, the latter pages are painted with months to organize birthdays and anniversaries.
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