British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1924 Through December 1924

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: Great cover photo of Duncan operating room; Several photos of new interior plant equipment at Duncan; Sensational 9-page feature on Duncan and district with great photos of the area including Duncan Station, Maple Bay, Genoa Bay, and an aerial view; Fire deprives downtown Vancouver of service - photos and text; Grand Forks office and staff; Table showing "Exchanges in order of Per Cent Good Calls Out"; Statement of Development as of 1 January 1924 showing number of phones per community; Cover photo of steamer Jacques Cartier; Nice full-page showing two views of Vancouver Harbour with many ships in port; 7 page feature on the Port of Vancouver with several great photos; Possibilities of both radio and wire telephony; Exchanges in order of percent good out calls; Excellent full-page photo of Ballantyne pier, Burrard Inlet; Take advantage of company's new savings plan; Fine addition to shipping facilities on Burrard Inlet - Ballantyne Pier - 5 great photos with text; Greater Vancouver will benefit by reduced telephone rate; Repair shop has greatly expanded in recent years - 6 pages with nice photos; nice full-page photo of the Empress of Australia in port; Greater Vancouver Inter-Exchange Telephone Service; Fold-out map of Vancouver area exchanges, complet with great statistics; Telephone extenstion to Campbell River; 8 page feature on the flow of commerce through Canada's western port with many absolutely smashing photos; Cover photo of Glenburn office; 6-page feature on the B.C. Herring fishery with excellent photos (re: sea lions, contains the following quote "The government is undertaking to greatly lessen the numbers of this prey animal"); archival photo of laying the first underground cable in Vancouver; Statement of Development - # of phones operating in each community; Cover photo of Milner office; photo mosaic of 5 lower valley exchange offices; Wonderful 8 page feature on the great supply district (i.e. the lower Fraser Valley) of BC coastal cities - excellent photos including a shot of the only remaining original Hudson's Bay Company building at Langley; New Gordon Head Exchange cut over; New Point Grey office under way; new observation office aids efficiency; Electrical Communication Development; Full-page photo of sailors from the battleship H.M.S. Repulse marching through Vancouver; Multiple photos of British warships docked at Victoria; Article and photos of the visit of the Royal Navy to Vancouver; The Traffic Department and the Public it serves; Tennis Tournaments; Printing a phone directory; Great feature on Ship Salvors (Salvagers) with many photos; A motoring trip through the U.S., with photos; Biggest cable will cross False Creek; Oxygen Farms; Cornelius Vanderbilt writes of his long distance call from Alberni to Los Angeles; P.B.X. serves interesting purposes - 5 pages with photos; Early motor tourists to B.C., with photos; Full-page photo of the Empress of Canada; 5 page illustrated article on the reclamation of the Sumas; The switchboard as a newspaper; Health secrets of the telephone pole - 3 illustrated pages; new Victoria equipment; Bayview library proves popular; cover photo of a long-distance operator timing a call with a calculagraph; Billing toll and inter-exchange calls keeps eight clerks busy - 3 pages with photos; 7 page article entitled 'Early history of the B.C. Telephone Company is Revealed'; The story of what occurs when a pay telephone is used; Wow! - 8 pages of photos of 'some of the most outstanding construction projects completed in southern British Columbia during 1924 or still under way' with shots of grain elevators, Esquimalt dry dock, Johnson St. Bridge, C.P.R. Victoria Depot, UBC, mills, dams, and more; Telephone customs of other nations; Exchange in New Denver Clergyman's home; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of backstrip which is missing chips and is almost entirely loose. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Minimal markings to contents. Tear to one page. Binding intact.

Title: British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1924 Through December 1924

Author Name: Multiple Contributors

Categories: British Columbia, Canadian History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: British Columbia, British Columbia Telephone Company: 1924

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 73AA1980

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, Great cover photo of Duncan operating room; Several photos of new interior plant equipment at Duncan; Sensational 9-page feature on Duncan and district with great photos of the area including Duncan Station, Maple Bay, Genoa Bay, and an aerial view; Fire deprives downtown Vancouver of service - photos and text; Grand Forks office and staff; Table showing "Exchanges in order of Per Cent Good Calls Out"; Statement of Development as of 1 January 1924 showing number of phones per community; Cover photo of steamer Jacques Cartier; Nice full-page showing two views of Vancouver Harbour with many ships in port; 7 page feature on the Port of Vancouver with several great photos; Possibilities of both radio and wire telephony; Exchanges in order of percent good out calls; Excellent full-page photo of Ballantyne pier, Burrard Inlet; Take advantage of company's new savings plan; Fine addition to shipping facilities on Burrard Inlet - Ballantyne Pier - 5 great photos with text; Greater Vancouver will benefit by reduced telephone rate; Repair shop has greatly expanded in recent years - 6 pages with nice photos; nice full-page photo of the Empress of Australia in port; Greater Vancouver Inter-Exchange Telephone Service; Fold-out map of Vancouver area exchanges, complet with great statistics; Telephone extenstion to Campbell River; 8 page feature on the flow of commerce through Canada's western port with many absolutely smashing photos; Cover photo of Glenburn office; 6-page feature on the B.C. Herring fishery with excellent photos (re: sea lions, contains the following quote "The government is undertaking to greatly lessen the numbers of this prey animal"); archival photo of laying the first underground cable in Vancouver; Statement of Development - # of phones operating in each community; Cover photo of Milner office; photo mosaic of 5 lower valley exchange offices; Wonderful 8 page feature on the great supply district (i.e. the lower Fraser Valley) of BC coastal cities - excellent photos including a shot of the only remaining original Hudson's Bay Company building at Langley; New Gordon Head Exchange cut over; New Point Grey office under way; new observation office aids efficiency; Electrical Communication Development; Full-page photo of sailors from the battleship H.M.S. Repulse marching through Vancouver; Multiple photos of British warships docked at Victoria; Article and photos of the visit of the Royal Navy to Vancouver; The Traffic Department and the Public it serves; Tennis Tournaments; Printing a phone directory; Great feature on Ship Salvors (Salvagers) with many photos; A motoring trip through the U.S., with photos; Biggest cable will cross False Creek; Oxygen Farms; Cornelius Vanderbilt writes of his long distance call from Alberni to Los Angeles; P.B.X. serves interesting purposes - 5 pages with photos; Early motor tourists to B.C., with photos; Full-page photo of the Empress of Canada; 5 page illustrated article on the reclamation of the Sumas; The switchboard as a newspaper; Health secrets of the telephone pole - 3 illustrated pages; new Victoria equipment; Bayview library proves popular; cover photo of a long-distance operator timing a call with a calculagraph; Billing toll and inter-exchange calls keeps eight clerks busy - 3 pages with photos; 7 page article entitled 'Early history of the B.C. Telephone Company is Revealed'; The story of what occurs when a pay telephone is used; Wow! - 8 pages of photos of 'some of the most outstanding construction projects completed in southern British Columbia during 1924 or still under way' with shots of grain elevators, Esquimalt dry dock, Johnson St. Bridge, C.P.R. Victoria Depot, UBC, mills, dams, and more; Telephone customs of other nations; Exchange in New Denver Clergyman's home;,