Framed Type Study - Telephone Exchange

Framed Type Study - Telephone Exchange

Gore Hill Emergency Telephone Exchange at St. Leonards,in the Lower North Shore of Sydney in  1942.  •Willoughby Council•

Gore Hill Emergency Telephone Exchange at St. Leonards,in the Lower North Shore of Sydney in 1942. •Willoughby Council•

Telephone numbers used to begin with two letters, which were an abbreviation for a word. For example, there was a Glenn Miller song called PEnnsylvania 6-5000, and Liz Taylor made a movie called BUtterfield-8. I'm just barely old enough to remember that my phone number at home when I was 5 or so started with SYcamore 4, or SY4. These were telephone exchanges, and had exchange names -- PEnnsylvania, SYcamore, KLondike, etc.  Ours was Fleming (35).

A typical telephone-exchange switchboard, ca. "War calls come first." So many women supported families being telephone switchboard operators. My aunt Nell worked one of these :)

Image of work being performed on the GPO Exchange building site, which will provide 19 floors of commercial office space, retail precinct and 71 secure carparking slots plus refurbishment and an upgrade of the heritage listed Telephone Exchange Building. As residents, employees and commuters have noticed a multitude of projects currently completed or in progress around the city with new commercial, government and residential buildings being built and community upgrades.

Image of work being performed on the GPO Exchange building site, which will provide 19 floors of commercial office space, retail precinct and 71 secure carparking slots plus refurbishment and an upgrade of the heritage listed Telephone Exchange Building. As residents, employees and commuters have noticed a multitude of projects currently completed or in progress around the city with new commercial, government and residential buildings being built and community upgrades.

The old Post Office in Adderley Street (right), ...    ...was joined to the telephone exchange building by a bridge over Parliament Street

The old Post Office in Adderley Street (right), .was joined to the telephone exchange building by a bridge over Parliament Street

Telephone Switchboard circa 1900. 10 line manual telephone exchange made by the National Telephone company.

Telephone Switchboard circa 10 line manual telephone exchange made by the National Telephone company. I used o b e like this when I worked for the hospital in 1980

The windowless AT&T Long Lines Building in Downtown Manhattan. A telephone exchange and data center it was built during the Cold War and designed to survive a nuclear blast. [1280x853]

The windowless AT&T Long Lines Building in Downtown Manhattan. A telephone exchange and data center it was built during the Cold War and designed to survive a nuclear blast. [1280x853]

strowger telephone exchange - Google Search

strowger telephone exchange - Google Search

Highgate Wood, the first electronic telephone exchange

I worked here! Highgate Wood, the first electronic telephone exchange

Telephone exchange - Wikipedia

A telephone exchange is a telecommunications system used in the public switched telephone network or in large enterprises. Shown is a 1924 PBX telephone switchboard on display at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

England. C. 1944-12. Sergeant Tessa Best, supervisor on duty in a station telephone exchange. She has been in the WAAF for five years, and was born in Australia.

Sergeant Tessa Best, supervisor on duty in a station telephone exchange. She has been in the WAAF for five years, and was born in Australia ~

Subterranea Britannica: Research Study Group: Sites: Kingsway telephone exchange

Subterranea Britannica: Research Study Group: Sites: Kingsway telephone exchange

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