Sammi Chapman, 12, and Matthew Hinchliffe, 5, turn the crank Thursday on the 14-foot candlestick phone sculpture in Woodstock as Julia Hinchliffe keeps track of the rotations. The three were on a home school field trip to the Maine Mineral Museum in Bethel when they stopped to play with the phone. The Bryant Pond Telephone Co., which the sculpture commemorates, was the last in the nation to stop using the hand crank system in 1983. The Hincliffes’ grandmother used a crank phone, according to their mother, who was also on the field trip. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

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