Western Electric Company multiple switchboard

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Title

Western Electric Company multiple switchboard

Description

In order to handle increasing numbers of telephone calls, switchboards like this model from the 1880s employed operators to make connections between the parties. (Click on the image for diagrams illustrating the difference between single-line wires and a switched circuit.)

Creator

Poole, J[oseph]

Date

1891

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

J[oseph] Poole, "Practical Telephone Handbook and Guide to the Telephone Exchange" (London: Whittaker, 1891), p. 148

Format

jpeg, 454 KB

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Original Format

Book lithograph