Before there was a “wire room” adjacent to the newsroom, the teletype machines were just lined up along a wall. Note all the Western Union clocks above the machines. On the hour, all the little red lights would light up as the clocks re-set themselves.
The light-colored machine just behind the AP machine in the foreground was a Reuters printer, obtained at great cost to the station. I seem to recall it was sacrificed when we got that high-speed local wire, the one on which Rudy (Ruderman) and I faked the bulletin about an ape being spotted on the Empire State Building. Jim Gash was almost out the door on that one, a rare “gotcha” for which he never forgave Rudy OR me (Andy Fisher).