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Telephone Advertising43 of 1041920's Western Electric Company Watch FobEarly Automatic Telephone Exchange Directories
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Posted 6 years ago


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On April 13, 1882 the Los Angeles Telephone Company had 90 subscribers listed in it's directory. Twenty seven years later in Aug. 1909 The Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co had 52,257 subscribers. This shows some of the growth in Southern California and the City of Los Angeles.


  1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you earthandmagneto
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    How many phones in the city now?
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Los Angeles City has approx. 1.75 million landline telephones, Los Angeles County has 7 million landlines. This has dropped over the years because of cel phones.
  4. Blessmysoul, 6 years ago
    Have you had this appraised?
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Blessmysoul, I haven't had the directories appraised.
  6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you scottvez, packrat-place, vanskyock24
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    this is a super early one!

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