British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1939 Through November/December1940

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Published by British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia, 1940
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Long Distance enters Canada's North Country; Telephone reunites B.C. Mother, Whilma Hincks, with son in Switzerland; Bayview and West win traffic service contest; Telephone calls that keep the doctor away; Article on diet/eating by K.F. Robins, Health Supervisor; The dial telephone's magic wheel and how it works - 4 page illustrated article; 2 photos and caption of the only Chinese telephone office outside of China - Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, San Francisco; Statistics re: number of telephone sets per community province-wide; Numerous changes in Vancouver's new telephone directory; Many merry mix-ups followed the directory changes; Calls to Australia now routed across the Pacific; Fred Buckle; A visit to London, England via its telephone directory; The Rolling Pin to the Rescue - the tabulators in the information office; B.C. Ship-to-Shore service expands rapidly in year; Harley D. Miller; Paving the way for Vancouver's dial system; White Rock to have dial system; Carrier now used on Gulf cables linking Vancouver and Nanaimo; New submarine cable laid from Copper Cove to Bowen Island; Greater Vancouver and Royal City have big cable programme; Half a million calls daily in Vancouver; William Tyre; Robert Browning Smith; Vacation from work but not from health; Cover photo of King George and Queen Elizabeth bidding farewell at Chilliwack; Gordon Farrell's yacht on Burrard Inlet; Telephones at the fingertips of Royal Couple throught the tour - 5 page article with great photos; Australia wins telephone 'ashes' in Port Day 'word match'; Wire Photos Transmitted from Vancouver for First Time - 3 pages with photos; "Our PNE exhibit was a crowd magnet - voice mirror"; Cecil Austin McMaster; Robert Smyth; Telephoning popular pastime of singers; Telephone equipment in new Hotel Vancouver - many photos plus article entitled "The House with 700 Phones"; White Rock now has dial system; Percy H. Wilson; Miss Dorothy Howard; Ernest E. Harris; Article on operators by Damon Runyon; Our Al Hunter now a one-man phone company in Liberia, Africa; Vancouver's First Dial Office now in service - 8 page article with photos; Thirtieth Year of Telephone Talk; Flood waters fail to keep Courtenay operators from work; Photos of heavy gang work near Kamloops; Fraser Office will go dial in fall of 1941; The Marine Office Power Plant; A.L. Creech; Some highlights of Vancouver's first dial office - 3 page article with photos; Take Care of your Skin; West Vancouver Office is doubled in size to keep pace with growth; Miss Grace D. Smith; Telephone displays are features of 'Bay' anniversary windows; Walter Hughes, Royal City Plant Man; Sunspots 'sabotage' service - one page article with diagram; Community gift of phone to Colebrook couple Mr. and Mrs. George Frith; Phone Company joins Vancouver's dial system; Allan W. Hunter in Liberia - 4 pages with photos; UBC Silver Jubilee section with many nice photos; Frederick J. Tremblay; Back cover devoted to Dunkerque (Dunkirk); Lumber for the Empire - 9 super pages of great photos (all with captions) of sawmills, logging scenes, buildings constructed of B.C wood; 3 page PNE report with photos; Marine Office now serves over 11,000 telephones; sensational 11-page photographic tribute to B.C's fishing industry; New office. Bookseller Inventory # 73AA1970

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Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel...

Publisher: British Columbia Telephone Company, British Columbia

Publication Date: 1940

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: First Edition.

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