Time Operator in Chicago in 1928

There are many jobs that sound boring, but this position might actually take the cake! Back in the 1920s, a new service was started to keep people up to date with the times. The goal was for all citizens to say with confidence, that they’ll never be late again!

Here you can see one of the time operators in Chicago doing her diligence to announce the time every 15 seconds. Pretty soon, recordings took over and eventually the service was phased out. Surprisingly, it lasted as long as 2007!

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