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Dial switches
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Caption dated March 4, 1950 reads, "Large additions of dial switching equipment were made during 1949 in most central offices of Pacific Telephone in the Valley. New switches, designed to route calls places at CHarleston-8 and CHarleston-0 telephones in Burbank exchange are explained by Wire Chief Max Weld to Service Representative Zelma Lewis and Manager Harry W. Depert."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company--Employees
Telephone companies--United States
Telephone companies--California--Los Angeles--Employees
Telephone--California--Los Angeles--Equipment and supplies
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Valley Times Collection photographs

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