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Offline Vacuumlad1650

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Telephone Exchanges...Illinois Bell
« on: January 16, 2018, 08:42:53 PM »
Hello phone Friends!

After some research at the local library, I found some Illinois Bell Telephone Number books for my town. I had been trying to find the old Exchange name, but to no avail. I could find "Plainfield" or Joliet" followed by 4 numbers, but not the exchange name. The oldest book was dated for 1923, and the newest was 1954.

Anyways does anyone have a listing that might show the exchange for Plainfield/Joliet Illinois? I COULD find GE6 in an old picture of our Ford Dealer (Our prefix is 436 to this day).

Thanks!
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Re: Telephone Exchanges...Illinois Bell
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 09:02:23 PM »
GEneral

(According to Telephone Exchange Name Project)
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Re: Telephone Exchanges...Illinois Bell
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 09:12:55 PM »
GEneral

(According to Telephone Exchange Name Project)

Much Obliged!
Andy R...

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My grandfather spent 40+ years at Illinois Bell. Thanks to him, I'm a nut for real telephones! Another breed of Phone Phreak... D. Lipp, 1938-2018