"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AE_Collector, November 27, 2011, 03:36:44 PM
Quote from: Fabius on May 11, 2015, 09:09:04 AMWhat about the very first dials used in La Porte Indiana in the first automatic exchange? If memory serves me that exchange was capable of 100 lines and had 96 subscribers at its peak. They were simple make & break keys (like a simple telegraph key) but still a "dial". The building where it was located is still standing.I did a Google search and I can not find a picture of one of the first dial phones. There is one in the La Porte County museum and I'll get over there to get some pictures and post them.
Quote from: AE_Collector on November 27, 2011, 03:36:44 PMOne thing that I have never really paid a lot of attention to is the various models of AE Dials. I know that the earliest AE dial would be the Strowger 10 digit dial that was then upgraded to the Strowger 11 digit dial. These are the large dials found on Strowger Wooden weall phones and Strowger Pot Belly Sticks. By the way these were dials for 3 wire phones where 3 leads were needed back to the CO to put through a call.Terry