British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1957 Through November/December1958

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $499.95

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Book Condition: Very Good


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: Laying cable for the new United States - Alaska telephone link; Working around the sudden collapse of a 150-foot span of the Mission Abbotsford Bridge in 1955(photos); New truck digs its own post holes in the Peace River area; Storm cripples telephone plant; Overseas Rates Cut; More Long Distance Circuits; Repeater key to Trans-Atlantic Cable; Telephone man (Clifford Sherlock) treads trapline on weekends; 1956 review; Recruiting Program; microwave towers to carry second Radio Telephone system - article and photo; List of Exchanges i.e. # of phones operating in each community; photo of microwave relay truck; Dog Mountain tramway completed - text and photos; Howe Sound Line Rebuild -photos with captions; Squamish Exchange - photos; Private radiotelephone system feeds sawmill operations - two pages of photos and text; Nanaimo to be SATT dialing center - article; photos of 'microwaves across the mountains; passing of Mr. R.S. Argue; Great photos of the Vedder Crossing; Ladner goes automatic; Photos of Terrace staff; 'floating phones' - nice set of photos of phones at work at sea; Training; photos from atop Promontory Mountain and Greenstone Mountain; Gordon Farrell now Board Chairman (Karsh photo); Cyrus H. McLean now President (photo); B.C. Microwave to open 1 July - great photos; microwave opening previewed; 1958 big year for radiotelephone - article and map; 7,000 mile trade goodwill call; picture of a Moore "Formorama"; Coverage of the Ripple Rock Blase - with photo; increasew will not give required revenue; Microwave Skyway - text and photos; B.C. Centennial coverage facilities very complex; Oliver cutover; photo of men at work over the Sumas River; TOC - the Television Operating Center, inside the Farrell Building in Vancouver; Lloyd Purdy and John Martin retire; Creston Cutover; Photos of the radiotelephon serving an active paving company; Meet Fred Feeney - article with photo; Ladysmith converts to Automatic - photos; Lloyd Purdy and Percy Crute retire after a combined 82 years of service; Victoria 2-5 conversion; photos of microwave sites readying for onslaught of winter; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on bottom- and fore-edges of text. Mr. Labelle was a second-generation employee off the company.

Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1957 Through November/December1958

Author Name: Multiple Contributors

Categories: British Columbia, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia Telephone Company: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 73AA1961

Keywords: Telus History British Columbia Telephone Company Telephony Telephone Talk Internal House Magazine Periodical Laying cable for the new United States - Alaska telephone link; Working around the sudden collapse of a 150-foot span of the Mission Abbotsford Bridge in 1955(photos); New truck digs its own post holes in the Peace River area; Storm cripples telephone plant; Overseas Rates Cut; More Long Distance Circuits; Repeater key to Trans-Atlantic Cable; Telephone man (Clifford Sherlock) treads trapline on weekends; 1956 review; Recruiting Program; microwave towers to carry second Radio Telephone system - article and photo; List of Exchanges i.e. # of phones operating in each community; photo of microwave relay truck; Dog Mountain tramway completed - text and photos; Howe Sound Line Rebuild -photos with captions; Squamish Exchange - photos; Private radiotelephone system feeds sawmill operations - two pages of photos and text; Nanaimo to be SATT dialing center - article; photos of 'microwaves across the mountains; passing of Mr. R.S. Argue; Great photos of the Vedder Crossing; Ladner goes automatic; Photos of Terrace staff; 'floating phones' - nice set of photos of phones at work at sea; Training; photos from atop Promontory Mountain and Greenstone Mountain; Gordon Farrell now Board Chairman (Karsh photo); Cyrus H. McLean now President (photo); B.C. Microwave to open 1 July - great photos; microwave opening previewed; 1958 big year for radiotelephone - article and map; 7, 000 mile trade goodwill call; picture of a Moore "Formorama"; Coverage of the Ripple Rock Blase - with photo; increasew will not give required revenue; Microwave Skyway - text and photos; B.C. Centennial coverage facilities very complex; Oliver cutover; photo of men at work over the Sumas River; TOC - the Television Operating Center, inside the Farrell Building in Vancouver; Lloyd Purdy and John Martin retire; Creston Cutover; Photos of the radiotelephon serving an active paving company; Meet Fred Feeney - article with photo; Ladysmith converts to Automatic - photos; Lloyd Purdy and Percy Crute retire after a combined 82 years of service; Victoria 2-5 conversion; photos of microwave sites readying for onslaught of winter;,