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Telephones359 of 993Universal Service/Use the Bell Booth SignWestern Electric Candle Stick Phone-January 113
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    Posted 6 years ago

    sargeguy
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    1886 Providence Telephone Company Directory. This appears to the first one published by the company that had phone #s. There is a message expressing regret that the operators will no longer have time to look up each subscriber by name, and that they are providing a number that the caller should use to identify their party.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Now we are putting the "collector" back in "weekly"! Do you have an explanation as to how it survived so long? Oldest I have is a 1979 for Curacao, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten & Saba which I think I may have posted & it's about in the same condition.
    2. sargeguy sargeguy, 6 years ago
      I actually missed out on an 1885 version that was in better condition, I think it was #9. I bought this one out of Canada of all places!
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Must have been frozen! Good catch!

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