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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C - Multiple Contributors - 1927. 
Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Miss K. Perrin joins as health supervisor; New West office upgraded - super photos; New York Engineer describes latest developments i.e. transmitting photos over phone lines; the truth about instrument zoning; Excitement at Duncan office; Diary describes observations on Chilliwack line; New cable successfully laid from Galiano Island to Point Grey - 9 pages of text and good photos; New Trans - Gulf circuits opened; sleeping car reservations by phone; Joe Gagnon; Phone expansion in Bay store; Seymour remodeling complete; Operating room photos; Coal, Travelling Men and Toll Lines Feature Nanaimo; High Poles removed from Seymour St. - 6 pages of text and great photos; Miss E.R. Walker - manages traffic on Vancouver Island; Cobble Hill Exchange; photo of updated Ladysmith office; Coast now linked with Okanagan by phone; Miss A. Falconer of the Port Coquitlam office; Successful Canadian jubilee broadcast from Ottawa; Photo of Chemainus Office; Royal Alexandra Apartments Fire - phones used from burning buildings by reporters; Company will have its own line to Vernon; Photo of public phones / 'Pay Stations'; Photo of Belmont office near Victoria; Table of phones in use per province in Canada; Six pages of info. and great photos re: Kootenay; Battling Storm King; Mexico City can now communicate with Vancouver; Direct cable to be laid to West Vancouver; Article on poles; and more. Half - leather binding. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Substantial wear to backstrip with some chips missing.
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