British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1953 Through November/December1954

By: Multiple Contributors

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Book Condition: 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: Port Alberni operator's help save infant's life (photo); Abbotsford and Mission 'cut' to automatic - 8 pages of photos and text; Photo of laying cable between Mission and Abbotsford; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Script of two successive broadcasts by Dorwin Baird of radio station CJOR re: proposed telephone rate increases; Telephone growth sets all-time record in 1952; Interim rate increase authorized; Nice photo of North Vancouver automatic telephone being installed in preparation for cut-over; Photos of cable-laying near Lion's Gate Bridge; new buildings for Albion, Belmont and Colquitz; Company earns dividends but has surplus shortage; Mr. W.S. Pipes; Gerald Clarke - Memoriam with photo; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Photos of expansion of Vancouver Island; Doug Beckett, 19, - Big League Baseball Prospect - photo; New International Radiotelephone Link; The Telephone in our Air Defense Picture - article; farewell to Miss H.L. Montgomery; dramatic photos of conduit installation under and on Lion's Gate Bridge; Photos of Port Coquitlam progress; Cloverdale's automatic program; R.S. Argue is new traffic manager; John Dickson Johnston in memoriam, with photo; Fred Buckle winds up record career; great Cloverdale office photos; Expansion photos from Kamloops, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; A.J. Jack retires after 41 years; Trail and Rossland favour 'Free Calling'; 18,000 attended civil defense show; Kootenay Company joins B.C. Tel.; wonderful photo of 'sky-riders' working on lines over the Columbia River at Trail; North Van. goes automatic; Stirling Ross closes 50 year career; Nice photos of some of the company's heavy work gangs in the field; Photos of the company's war against winter; Company expansion sets new record; List of Exchanges - # of lines operating per community; Albion-Belmont Colquitz Cut-over; Radiotelephone network still expanding - article with 2 maps; Stirling Ross - in Memoriam, with photo; Port Coquitlam Photos; photos of a cable repair off Mayne Island; new New West Plant Center building; Cranbrook construction - photo of breaking ground; Editor of Telephone Talk, Peard Sutherland passes away - article with photo; Chilliwack joins B.C. Tel; photos of some of the equipment used to serve the British Empire Games in Vancouver; British Empire Games Transmitted in Record time - 2 page article; Inside New Westminster; Victoria Expansion Photos; A.H. Lemmon - Memoriam with photo; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of company employee E.P. LaBelle stamped on top and bottom edges of text.

Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1953 Through November/December1954

Author Name: Multiple Contributors

Categories: British Columbia, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia Telephone Company: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 73AA1963

Keywords: Telus History British Columbia Telephone Company Telephony Telephone Talk Internal House Magazine Periodical Port Alberni operator's help save infant's life (photo); Abbotsford and Mission 'cut' to automatic - 8 pages of photos and text; Photo of laying cable between Mission and Abbotsford; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Script of two successive broadcasts by Dorwin Baird of radio station CJOR re: proposed telephone rate increases; Telephone growth sets all-time record in 1952; Interim rate increase authorized; Nice photo of North Vancouver automatic telephone being installed in preparation for cut-over; Photos of cable-laying near Lion's Gate Bridge; new buildings for Albion, Belmont and Colquitz; Company earns dividends but has surplus shortage; Mr. W.S. Pipes; Gerald Clarke - Memoriam with photo; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Photos of expansion of Vancouver Island; Doug Beckett, 19, - Big League Baseball Prospect - photo; New International Radiotelephone Link; The Telephone in our Air Defense Picture - article; farewell to Miss H.L. Montgomery; dramatic photos of conduit installation under and on Lion's Gate Bridge; Photos of Port Coquitlam progress; Cloverdale's automatic program; R.S. Argue is new traffic manager; John Dickson Johnston in memoriam, with photo; Fred Buckle winds up record career; great Cloverdale office photos; Expansion photos from Kamloops, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; A.J. Jack retires after 41 years; Trail and Rossland favour 'Free Calling'; 18, 000 attended civil defense show; Kootenay Company joins B.C. Tel.; wonderful photo of 'sky-riders' working on lines over the Columbia River at Trail; North Van. goes automatic; Stirling Ross closes 50 year career; Nice photos of some of the company's heavy work gangs in the field; Photos of the company's war against winter; Company expansion sets new record; List of Exchanges - # of lines operating per community; Albion-Belmont Colquitz Cut-over; Radiotelephone network still expanding - article with 2 maps; Stirling Ross - in Memoriam, with photo; Port Coquitlam Photos; photos of a cable repair off Mayne Island; new New West Plant Center building; Cranbrook construction - photo of breaking ground; Editor of Telephone Talk, Peard Sutherland passes away - article with photo; Chilliwack joins B.C. Tel; photos of some of the equipment used to serve the British Empire Games in Vancouver; British Empire Games Transmitted in Record time - 2 page article; Inside New Westminster; Victoria Expansion Photos; A.H. Lemmon - Memoriam with Photo,