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    Posted 11 years ago

    jrwllm
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    This is an old Western Electric System sign. It measures 16x 20 and has a logo that I have never seen before. After doing some research on this sign, I think it was a company not associated with the Bell System's, "Western Electric", but a stand alone co. in Western Iowa and Eastern Dakota's. Since the sign does says "Long Distance" and not Local and Long Distance I think it's from the 1880's.

    Now this is cool!!!! I recently picked this picture up at a flea mkt. and if you look at the left hand side of the building you'll see the sign hanging on the wall. What are the odds of finding a picture to go with a one of a kind sign. When I saw the picture I was like a kid in a candy store, getting my first bite of chocolate. To say I was on a excited would be an extreme understatement to say the least. Anyway that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Happy Huntting!!!!!

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    1. earthandmagneto earthandmagneto, 10 years ago
      I have a telephone directory from this company - Western Electric Telephone System. It was for an exchange in Iowa. Extremely rare and it is not for sale.
    2. Jerry Williams, 10 years ago
      I'd like to see the cover of the directory. Thanks
    3. earthandmagneto earthandmagneto, 10 years ago
      Hi Jerry. A photo of the directory is posted to my Show & Tell. Please let me know your thoughts.

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