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Telephone Signs166 of 179Eastern Tel. & Tel. Co. Porcelain SignNew England Tel. Public Station Sign
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    Posted 13 years ago

    llarned
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    An unusual sign and an unusual telephone company located in Massachusetts.
    Southern MA Telephone Company started as an independent in 1878, three years after the telephone was invented. It served a wide area of Southern MA including Cape Cod and portions of RI. New Eng Tel & Tel took control of Southern MA Telephone in 1899, through a stock purchase but the company kept its identity and signing through 1912. This sign may well be the only example known. Measuring 21"x 27" it is double faced and was contained in an iron frame. Southern MA Telephone provided exchange service to 66 communities during 1912.

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    Comments

    1. curhistpub curhistpub, 11 years ago
      Looks Like You did a great Job restoring this one...
    2. sargeguy sargeguy, 7 years ago
      Still trying to find one of these for my hometown telco collection

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