We had a working demonstration of two Picturephone Model II at the Southern California Telephone Collectors Show on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
The video shows two working examples of the Model II Picturephones. They were setup to show the picture they took on their own screen. In the future we hope to be able to connect them together and maybe even make an actual video call. We are very pleased that Chris Brawner got these working after so many years.
We apologize for the first few minutes of the video not being in focus but hope that you will enjoy this little video.
A Kansas Southwestern Bell door tag that would be left by the telephone serviceman reads “When I return I shall be pleased to discuss adequate telephone service in color with you. How does one discuss telephone service in color? Apparently they know how to do that in Kansas.