||Clicking this button will
take you to the personal background of yours truly and what is new since the last update
to the web site. I've even got a picture of myself when I had a mustache a couple
||This Historical page has
a link to the text of a very old book (published in the early 1900's) plus a link to
"Who really invented the Telephone?" Some people claim that Bell was not
the first. For historical documents on the Bell System, Western Electric, Bell Canada,
Northern Electric, etc. please visit David Massey's web site "A Memorial to the Bell System" by
||For all of you telephone
and techie nerds (and collectors who need a wiring diagram for an old phone) this is the
place to spend some time! There is a whole book on early switching systems, a page with
recorded telephone sounds, schematics for various phones, etc. There
is a page of general information on Telephone Line Simulators with some
photos of the Teltone TLS-4 model that I have.
||Are you a student,
teacher, historian of technical achievements, or hobbyist? Check out this page for
some good links and reference material for your research on telephony and human speech.
Also check out some recommended books linked from
find some photos and links to my Telephone Posters pages. You will also find other interesting photos here of historical
value plus a link to David Massey's Bell System Memorial website with additional photos from
the Bell System.
||There is more fun in
collecting telephones when you join a club of like-minded people. Buy,
sell and trade with other members and many have email list servers you can
subscribe to a part of the membership. Many clubs have shows that
you can attend to buy, sell, and trade telephone related items. Check out this
page of both domestic and international clubs and organizations.
||Here you'll find a
listing of telephone museums. Some are only "virtual" while others are
physical places you can visit on your next vacation.
||Here is the start of my
collection of information, sounds and pictures on telephones and telephone switches from
around the world.
||Need to fix an old phone
but don't know where to get the parts? Or, would you like to find a professional who
can restore that phone for you? Check out this listing of people and products that
can get the job done. Provided as a courtesy to individuals who specialize in the
restoration and preservation of telephone equipment.
||This page has links to my
pages dealing with both humorous and serious stories of people and telephones plus other
people related pages. You will also find a page on locating old telephone book directories
and places to contact to research old addresses of people. You can
also submit image files of your favorite or most unusual telephone items
for posting on my web site.
of the pay phone (by AT&T) can be found here.
||Some good stuff here!
telecommunications glossary, the history of Phone Phreaks,
telecommunications trivia and quotes, etc.
include anything related to telephones, antique telephones,
telephone parts, insulators, technical information, telephone
clubs or organizations, telephone history, telephones or telephone
parts wanted or for sale, etc.