viaLibri Requires Cookies CLICK HERE TO HIDE THIS NOTICE

Recently found by viaLibri....

British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1914 Through December 1914 *ASSOCIATION COPY*
British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Half Leather. 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: Photo inside the Nelson exchange; Satisfactory growth in past year; Four-page article with photos on prospects for the Kaslo area; 6-page article with photos on 'Modern treatment of the Insane' - the establishment of Colony Farm by the Provincial Government; Photo of enormous fallen tree near Westholme; Table ranking exchanges in order of per cent good toll calls; Statement of Development - la table listing number of phones operating per exchange as at 1 December 1913; Photo montage of three Vancouver Island telephone officials; Company has caught up with its construction work; 7-page feature on Victoria, 'The Pride of the Last West' with great photos; Photo of 'Vancouver's Newest Skyscraper' - a 15-story building under construction at the corner of Hastings and Richards; Telephone Service Excellent; 7-page article with excellent photos of the Britannia Mine; Telephone Cables Underground (in Vancouver); photo of company vehicle; Photo of Port Alberni Exchange; Large photo of the Seymour Exchange under construction (Steel frame erected); 5-page illustrated feature of Port Alberni - the magnetic city on the west coast; The giving of good telephone service; Some transmission problems of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Photo inside Port Alberni Exchange; First teleautograph west of Chicago - at the new Hotel Vancouver; 5-page feature of towns that silver put on map - New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, surrounding which is the Slocan District, in which is located the Standard Mine - photos; Recent developments in telephone transmission; April trouble record in Seymour office; Wonderful photo-montage of Vancouver's business district; First Telephone Switchboard in use in Vancouver, 1885; Before and after photos of Point Grey Road and Powell St.; View of Granville St. from the C.P.R. Depot; Photo of the almost completed Hudson's Bay store; Two great panoramic photos of the Vancouver Harbour, from the water and from the land; Photo of Hastings St. West, looking east; photo of the new Hotel Vancouver; Photo montage of some of Vancouver's fine homes; Photo of English Bay Bathing Beach; large photo of Second Beach, Stanley Park; Photo of the Interurban Depot B.C.E.R.Co.; View of Grand Forks looking west; Photo of the Granby smelter, largest in the British Empire; 5-page feature on Grand Forks; What are the duties of a Wire Chief?; Photos of the B.C. Tel. float as appeared in the Vancouver Pageant; Interior Telephone Extensions - exchanges of Kootenay, Boundary and Slocan to be connected; 1899 Vernon and Nelson Telephone Co. Ltd. phone directory; Operator School photo; Nice photo of the 6 chief operators of the Kootenay District; Where operators are trained - illustrated multi-page article; Personnel of Plant Organization; Marketing Telephone Poles - 2 page article with 2 photos; Operator's School Equipment; Cover photo of public telephone booths at the C.P.R. Depot, Vancouver; Nice photo of the Seymour general public office, Vancouver; Work of the Commercial Department - 6 pages with many photos of personnel; Printing a Telephone Directory; Getting out the Monthly Accounts - 2 photos; Telephony on the battlefield - use in the Russian-Japanese War; Photo in head office in Vancouver; Making the Telephone Valuable; photo portraits of executives William Farrell, George Halse, and others; Company printing office; Panoramic view of operators working the Seymour Exchange (plus cartoon view of the average subscriber's imagined idea of life in an exchange; How a storage battery is made; The Traffic Department and the Public; Accident prevention and First Aid - 7 pages with photos; and more. Average wear. Backstrip almost loose. Narrow opening along back hinge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Mr. LaBelle's signature appears inside front board and his initials are penned to top edge. Mr. LaBelle's photo appears in the September issue. Pencil markings on one page. Binding somewhat tender but intact. . Fair. 1914. First Edition.
      [Bookseller: RareNonFiction.com]
Last Found On: 2014-11-29           Check availability:      Biblio    

LINK TO THIS PAGE: www.vialibri.net/years/items/819124/1914-british-columbia-telephone-company-bc-teltelus

Browse more rare books from the year 1914


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     561 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service     


Copyright © 2017 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.