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Re: Anyone collect old phone company ephemera?
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2009, 09:36:59 PM »
I wonder if this is Hellen Binkley (from the Model 500 above).  That is an unusual spelling of the name Helen.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=120886160

Would Missouri fall within  Southwestern Bell territory?

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Re: Anyone collect old phone company ephemera?
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2009, 11:26:08 PM »
Dennis,
I'm pretty sure Missouri was Southwestern Bell territory, & I seem to recall reading that Kansas City was headquarters for this regional part of the Bell System.  I have an aunt & uncle who went to work for Southwestern Bell here in Beaumont in the early 80's.  The aunt eventually quit to raise the kids, but my uncle still works for the telco in Houston.  There was a book offered to Southwestern Bell employees that chronicled the growth of regional phone service over the first 100 years.  They let me borrow it years ago, & I have yet to return it!  I need to lay my hands on that thing.
Stephen

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Re: Anyone collect old phone company ephemera?
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2009, 11:56:11 PM »
That would be interesting Stephen, if Mrs Binkley's name appeared in your book.

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Re: Anyone collect old phone company ephemera?
« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2014, 11:52:12 PM »
I've come a long ways since my last post in this thread.

Phone company related artifacts:

Bell System Lantern glass.

Bell System Almanacs:

1925, 1928, 1930-41, 1943, 1952-53, 1961.

Bell System pen.

Bell System toy truck.

1928 AT&T Annual Report.

Not directly related to telephone company:

1939 and 1941 Seattle phone books.

Auburn toy telephone company truck.
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