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Posted 7 years ago


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I have been told that these rustic benches sat to rest a weary tobacco leaf picker and the added benefit was posting an ad on its back support.

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  1. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    is that a phone number above rocky mount?
  2. henkes, 7 years ago
    Yes, I think so although it has faded. I tried my best to preserve.
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    Then it isn't that old. Maybe late 1960s at the latest as that is when phone numbers switched to that format.
  4. henkes, 7 years ago
    The number above the Rocky Mount, NC wording is, DIAL 612-3664. Is that still the 1960's time slot you assume, as it is not the current 10 digit call system.
  5. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    Up until the late 1960s the telephone numbers were a combination of letters and numbers, "WHI-1212" for example. Area codes were not widespread until a few years later. The bench itself could be old, but that advertisement is only 40-some years old tops. It's a cool looking bench though, I'd put it on my porch if I had it lol
  6. henkes, 7 years ago
    Great comments-thanks for all your input and it makes sense!
  7. henkes, 7 years ago
    Enjoy some of my other refinished pieces:

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