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The germ-phobic modern world of antiseptic wipes and hand gels is nothing new - here are some of the more unusual ways people tried to keep their telephones sanitised in the early 20th century.
This telephone attachment is a mechanical disinfectant mouthpiece cleaner from 1931. Looks painful.
Telephone hygiene seems to have been quite a concern in the 1920s, as shown by this pseudo-religious looking antiseptic telephone mouthpiece screen from 1925.
'For your Health Sake' - an antiseptic telephone mouthpiece attachment paper from 1923.
Another telephone hygiene sanitary attachment from 1930. Unsurprisingly it didn't catch on.
Antiseptic telephone mouthpiece attachment from 1926.
Keep your telephone mouthpiece clean with the Puratel sanitary attachment from 1931.