Cellular Phones & Mobile Phones - History and Technology - How did it all
begin and where is this technology headed? Find out this and more about
the beginnings of cell phone history and the technology behind it all.
Phreakers and Phreaking - The "underground" history of telephony (and I
don't mean underground telephone cables!).
Telephone Equipment in Railway Applications - A compilation of photos
and text contributed to this website by telephone collectors and others.
Short History of Cable Manufacturing - This brief history of the evolution of
telephone cable was submitted by Jake Jacobson.
Chas. A. Strelinger Co. telephone catalogue pages -
Thanks to Paul A. Rauth for this contribution. An insert was found
in this 1885 book that stated, " The present state of the markets is so
unsettled that we are unable to get out a discount sheet that would probably
hold good long enough to circulate it. We shall get oune out as soon as
possible after the markets become somewhat settled and, in the meantime shall
be glad to quote prices on anything you may wish to know about, if you will
kindly write us. We shall be glad to hear from you, and ask that you be
as definite as possible in your inquireies, as it will save us time, for we
have a great many quotations to make every day. Very respectfully, The
Chas. A. Strelinger Co."
- Glossary of
Telecommunications Terms - A quick look-up of some old and new telecommunications
terms and acronyms.
- Links - World
Wide Web links on telephony.
to Use Your Dial Telephone - A historical document submitted to me by
Roger Conklin. Also viewable in GIF image format ===> PAGE
1 - PAGE
Old Area Code Chart of the USA and Canada (PDF format) - See what it use
to be like between 1963 and 1964 (thanks to Mark J Cuccia for narrowing down the time frame) . Also available as
original GIF scan.
Users Manual - Pages scanned from a mid 1960's Ohio Bell
Trivia and Quotes - An assortment of interesting (and in some cases, comical) quotes
and facts about telephones, computers, technology and the human aspects relating to these
- Just for grins:
Telemarketing call cartoon
Jokes - Private Line