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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #270 on: January 12, 2021, 07:00:08 PM »
Taunton, UK.
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« Reply #271 on: January 12, 2021, 08:12:49 PM »
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« Reply #272 on: January 13, 2021, 08:27:11 AM »
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« Reply #273 on: January 18, 2021, 08:20:21 AM »
Good photo Duffy. That would be a great sign for the collection, a nice focal point.

A couple here shown atop their booths.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #274 on: January 18, 2021, 08:33:43 AM »
A couple here shown atop their booths.

I have a round one on the wall in the phone room.

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« Reply #275 on: January 18, 2021, 02:44:19 PM »
I have a round one on the wall in the phone room.
In the US that logo was used on Bell  booths that were adjacent to Independent telephone companies.
At least in the SW Bell area.
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« Reply #276 on: January 18, 2021, 03:25:14 PM »
Good photo Duffy. That would be a great sign for the collection, a nice focal point.

A couple here shown atop their booths.

I remember seeing the square signs on red booths in GTE country.  northern Indiana and southern Michigan had a patchwork of telephone companies.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #277 on: January 24, 2021, 05:49:21 PM »
Vicksburg, MS

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« Reply #278 on: February 18, 2021, 02:50:23 PM »
National Guardsman in front of smashed windows (hurricane damage). Newton Corner, Mass, business office.

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« Reply #279 on: February 18, 2021, 05:00:55 PM »
Wonder if that was the '38 hurricane?
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« Reply #280 on: February 18, 2021, 05:48:19 PM »
Sounds about right.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone signs
« Reply #281 on: February 18, 2021, 06:17:55 PM »
You are correct guys. September 21, 1938.

This one should go into the Trucks thread, but as there is just about only the sign left, I’ll pop it here too.

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« Reply #282 on: February 18, 2021, 07:11:02 PM »
Poor 'ol thing was a year old.
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