Submitted by Name: Frank Robie From: Originally Candia NH but now Silver City NM E-mail: Contact
Comments: I grew up with a local battery system that was not replaced until some time in the middle fifties. In 1950 I went to the Los Angeles area and worked for Ma Bell for 34 years in the "complex" in down town LA. We handled Long distance, Private lines, Television, Radio networks, And miscelanious other stuff like telegraph which phased out about the time I started.
Added: April 1, 2014
Submitted by Name: John V Seabourne From: Brampton Ontario Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: Im a computer network analyst with interest in an old Northern Telcom - equipment. With no dial component its a box with a wired ear piece and a fixed mouth piece to speak into. I was told by my father, ( a retired 2way radio Ontario Hydro telecom Technician ) its from a party line phone system , used by an operator. I could match it to a picture if I saw it again. Thx John.
Added: January 29, 2014
Submitted by Name: renee malloy From: Santa Barbara, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: We love your collection, especially the Charles Williams phones. He was married to my great-grandmother's sister. My grandmother, Ella Tuttle, and great-grandmother, Clara A. Cole lived with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams while she was attending college at Wellseley College @1900. The first phone was connected from his Court Street business to the E. E. Cole home in Somerville, Mass. They paid the neighbors to hand the phone line on their homes. Also, do you know who the First phone customers were? Do you show your collection to the public? Thank you so much for your collection. Renee Malloy, JD
Added: January 23, 2014
Submitted by Name: Dave From: Sorrento, british columbia ,Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: looking at old phones to id the ones i have
Added: September 14, 2013
Submitted by Name: Robin From: Columbus, GA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wonderful sight!
Added: August 29, 2013
Submitted by Name: bill From: louisville ky E-mail: Contact
Comments: Can anyone tell me how to wire a 592 ringer to a 202 western electric phone? Thanks, Bill
Added: July 19, 2013
Submitted by Name: Lokanath M.P. From: India E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was working in the Department of Telecommunications India since 1974. It is really exciting to go through and experience the old methods of Telecommunications . Really a great work and I appreciate all behind this site.
Added: June 11, 2013
Submitted by Name: Cully H From: Chowchilla, Ca. E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have a Model 317 H western electric telephone that has patent pending 1907 on inside of door. Also has locking screws on the left side of the door . Can you tell me what this may be worth. It also has NYPD P13 stamped on the inside back of the door
Added: June 3, 2013
Submitted by Name: oscar winberg From: sweden E-mail: Contact
Comments: With gratitude and a new-found interest in older phones "sends" Oscar of Sweden his heartfelt greetings!
Added: March 24, 2013
Submitted by Name: BOB WEISS From: BRESLAU, TX--NOWHERE BETWEEN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO E-mail: Contact
Comments: GREAT POST! FASCINATING--THANK YOU. I DO LOCAL THEATRE, AND SOMETIMES NEED JUST TO MAKE AN OLD ROTARY RING--RING ONLY. ANY IDEAS? THANKS. BOB