British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1925 Through December 1925

By: Multiple Contributors

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Book Condition: Fair


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: Some of the troubles repairmen encounter - 6 pages with photos; Uses of the ringing macine - text and photo; Rope for many purposes made at Sapperton factory - 5 pages with great photos; Repairs made to San Juan Cable; Test calls made to eastern centers; Misues of toll circuits is costly Statement of Development - chart of # of telephones in service in towns throughout the province; Great full-page photo plus article on the "Aorangi" - largest motorship in the world, arriving in Vancouver; Increasing importance of Australasia; How much power is required to operate a phone? - 6 page article with photos; San Juan Cable pulled out of place; Central Information Office - 3 pages; New Douglas exchange relieves pressure on Seymour office; Accounting department story; The ladies take up ice hockey - 2 pages; Crude carbonic acid is wooden conduit's elixir of youth - with photo; Fred Meloche; Great cover photo of a trainload of coal leaving the Extension Mine on Vancouver Island; Revenue Accounting group photo plus office shots; 5-page mining industry feature with great photos; Change to Stub system successful; Traffic Fundamentals - 3 pages; fantastic Victoria Harbour photo including the new Princess Marguerite and the Princess Kathleen; 4 page article with photo - 'diplomats' at the adjustment counter; 5 page feature on the cement industry with photos and operating details of the Bamberton plant; Cable laid across Saanich Inlet - photos; 9 page Fraser River feature with many photos; Company's underground program largest in years - 4 pages with photos; Six page feature of Victoria's Crystal Garden - many great photos; Supplies Department - 3 pages with photos; How the phone was brought to far off lands; Qualifications and duties of a Chief Operator; wonderful interior photos of the new Princess Marguerite and Princess Kathleen; Mount Benson Forestry lookout served by telephone - 2 photos including view of Gulf of Georgia (Strait); CNRV photos and article; Toll dispatch system adopted; Six passenger steamers added to coastal fleets of B.C.; Company again using clay conduit; An Agent's responsibilities; New Collingwood exchange; Operation of building department explained; Company cafeteria system; Cuba talks to Vancouver; Bent Plugs system; Gymnasium class for company men; The Longest Cable in the World - New York to Chicago; George McCartney goes touring again; Photos by phone opens a vast field; Six-page features on Kerrisdale with many great photos plus additional sensational 2 page centerfold of great Kerrisdale homes; Common battery system installed in Trail; New toll testing equipment provided at Vancouver; New test used in cutting over working lines in cables; Advice on thrift; North Shore prospects enhanced by the New (Lion's Gate) Bridge - 9 page article with fantastic photos and illustrations; The Old Toll Desk recalls some telephone history - 5 pages; Phone stories from abroad; Excellent 11 page article on the Telephone Toll Trails of Vancouver Island - with many great photos; Electric drills and rats are enemies of cables; Safeguarding the career of the microwatt; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of backstrip which shows significant wear and is almost entirely loose. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact.

Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1925 Through December 1925

Author Name: Multiple Contributors

Categories: British Columbia, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia Telephone Company: 1925

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 73AA1979

Keywords: Telus History British Columbia Telephone Company Telephony Telephone Talk Internal House Magazine Periodical and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, troubles repairmen encounter - 6 pages with photos; Uses of the ringing macine - text and photo; Rope for many purposes made at Sapperton factory - 5 pages with great photos; Repairs made to San Juan Cable; Test calls made to eastern centers; Misues of toll circuits is costly Statement of Development - chart of # of telephones in service in towns throughout the province; Great full-page photo plus article on the "Aorangi" - largest motorship in the world, arriving in Vancouver; Increasing importance of Australasia; How much power is required to operate a phone? - 6 page article with photos; San Juan Cable pulled out of place; Central Information Office - 3 pages; New Douglas exchange relieves pressure on Seymour office; Accounting department story; The ladies take up ice hockey - 2 pages; Crude carbonic acid is wooden conduit's elixir of youth - with photo; Fred Meloche; Great cover photo of a trainload of coal leaving the Extension Mine on Vancouver Island; Revenue Accounting group photo plus office shots; 5-page mining industry feature with great photos; Change to Stub system successful; Traffic Fundamentals - 3 pages; fantastic Victoria Harbour photo including the new Princess Marguerite and the Princess Kathleen; 4 page article with photo - 'diplomats' at the adjustment counter; 5 page feature on the cement industry with photos and operating details of the Bamberton plant; Cable laid across Saanich Inlet - photos; 9 page Fraser River feature with many photos; Company's underground program largest in years - 4 pages with photos; Six page feature of Victoria's Crystal Garden - many great photos; Supplies Department - 3 pages with photos; How the phone was brought to far off lands; Qualifications and duties of a Chief Operator; wonderful interior photos of the new Princess Marguerite and Princess Kathleen; Mount Benson Forestry lookout served by telephone - 2 photos including view of Gulf of Georgia (Strait); CNRV photos and article; Toll dispatch system adopted; Six passenger steamers added to coastal fleets of B.C.; Company again using clay conduit; An Agent's responsibilities; New Collingwood exchange; Operation of building department explained; Company cafeteria system; Cuba talks to Vancouver; Bent Plugs system; Gymnasium class for company men; The Longest Cable in the World - New York to Chicago; George McCartney goes touring again; Photos by phone opens a vast field; Six-page features on Kerrisdale with many great photos plus additional sensational 2 page centerfold of great Kerrisdale homes; Common battery system installed in Trail; New toll testing equipment provided at Vancouver; New test used in cutting over working lines in cables; Advice on thrift; North Shore prospects enhanced by the New (Lion's Gate) Bridge - 9 page article with fantastic photos and illustrations; The Old Toll Desk recalls some telephone history - 5 pages; Phone stories from abroad; Excellent 11 page article on the Telephone Toll Trails of Vancouver Island - with many great photos; Electric drills and rats are enemies of cables; Safeguarding the career of the Microwatt,