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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1930 Through December 1930
British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1930, 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: Twentieth Year of Telephone Talk; P.A.B.X. for Telephone Company in Vancouver; When this magazine was a bab - by the first editor of Telephone Talk; North-west Telephone Company acquires Prince George System; Hard battle for phone men in rough country along Howe Sound; Christmas gale puts 75% of toll lines out of order; cover photo of 20 ton cable reel for use in Fraser River link in Vancouver-Victoria line; Preparatory work on new trans-gulf cable job nears completion; Speeding Aeroplanes can keep in touch with the earth - two; George Gaetz - Victoria 'heavy' gang foreman; Cover photo of woman demonstrating how to use dial phone; Full page photo of cable barge Brico; First section of new trans-gulf cable successfully laid - 6 pages with many photos; New construction in Victoria; Night work required to build line across Ladner Marsh; The Brico succeeds the Iwalani; Heavy Gang Foreman Andrew Bertram (Andy) Jackson; Land portion of new Victoria-Vancouver cable route now complete - 3 pages with many photos; New Traffic Headquarters in the Georgia Building - several photos; Richmond is thriving Neighbour of big coast cities - photos and text; Picture for Telephone Talk obtained via ship-to-shore phone call; Over half of Trans-Atlantic calls are with Great Britain; We can now talk with South America; Nanaimo heavy gang restores Nanaimo-Victoria service; Vancouver can talk to ship on the Atlantic; Wilfred Calman; 5 page illustrated article announcing completion of Vancouver-Victoria cable; B.C.'s first radiotelephone service now open; Second Calgary Circuit provides Windermere Valley connection; Cable to link Europe with North America; New type of conduit being used for underground work; Record load handled by New Westminster staff; Work on Victoria's central office equipment progressing - many photos; Nice cover photo of the Prince Henry, first passenger ship on the Pacific equipped with dial phone system; New type of pay telephone in Vancouver; Burnaby feature - rapidly industrializing; Bob Perry - Blaster - The Lone Canadian; Ruined Burrard Inlet cable to be replaced; Phone service now available to/from a train; Dunsmuir residence in Victoria speaks with London, England; Dials being placed on Victoria phones - 4 pages with photos; Direct coast and Alberta service now available for Revelstoke; Phone men fight fire which takes 5 buildings in Nanaimo; Dial demonstration popular at Victoria Exhibition; John (Jack) C. Miles; Prince George Reconstruction; Many photos of new Plant and Engineering building in Vancouver; Radiotelephone experiments at coast points successful - 6 pages with photos; William Palliser; Powell River System joins phone family; Trans-Gulf cable now in service; The Terminal and Repeater Equipment of the all-cable toll route - 4 pages with photos; Victoria now using new dial system - photos; Nanaimo high span replaced with submarine cable; Building the B.C. link of the Trans-Canada Line; 17,500 mile link connects Vancouver to Australia; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Backstrip almost entirely loose.
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