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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1928 Through December 1928
British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1928, Half Leather, Book Condition: Fair+, First EditionSize: 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall, 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: Hundred Thousandth phone installed - lengthy article; Essentials of good maintenance; Statement of Development - number of phones per exchange in the province; B.C. Telephone Company takes over East Kootenay System; Prompt service aids with Sidney fire; The office boys dream; Telephone assists in Vancouver Stock Exchange (VSE) Rush - great photo; Automatic phone system installed at Hammond; Keeping the electrons on the proper path; Photo of J.P.D. Malkin takes part in first Vancouver-London phone call; Shell Oil operator; Health Tips; Greater Vancouver can now talk to the European continent; Cable damaged by anchor; Radio interference putting music on phone lines; Production of phone directories - 4 pages with photos; Laying cable through Stanley Park; Direct Route to West Vancouver completed - 5 pages of interesting text and photos; Langley Prairie phone service restored during the fire - article with photos; Phone given as wedding gift in Vancouver; F.C. Paterson; Vancouver Power House Fire; Mr. George H. Halse becomes Chairman of the Board; Close-up photos of splicing job; Transatlantic phone service still expanding; photo of horse-drawn 'drop wagon'; Photo on Cordova St. after fire 42 years ago; There's more to installation work than just placing a telephone - 4 pages with photos and text; Good-bye to operating when Dan Cupid comes along; Sending news stories to Vancouver from California over phone wires; We are linked with 80% of the world's phones; photo of conduit laying on forty-first ave; The Monophone - advertisement; B.C. Tel. acquires government lines in the Interior; New trans-atlantic long distance mark; Photo montage of vehicles used by the Plant Department; B.C. Box Factory Fire; Baby causes problem by teething on phone cord; Chilliwack phone system now affiliated with us; Regular fire drills; Photo of Premier Tolmie participating in first call from Vancouver to Calgary - with detailed related story; The longest circuit in the system of the B.C. Telephone Company; A new radiotelephone company will be organized; New Fraser River Cable serves South Westminster Subscribers; Eleven european countries with telephone reach of Vancouver; Now installing a new type of telephone typewriter; New faster system for handling telegrams; Benefits of new telephone ownership are evident in 500-mile circle; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Significant wear to backstrip with some chips missing.
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