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If it isn't a phone or actual phone equipment, this might be the place to discuss it! Telephone Historic Pictures, Signs, Directories, Advertising & Ephemera.

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From time to time interesting phone related items are found on the internet.  Post a link here to share the article or information.

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CRPF Acronym Dictionary and other Telephone Reference Information
Reference Book recommendations and the Acronym (CRPF and Generic) lists.

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Telephone LINKS Information
For various telephone "links" look here.

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