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1884 Penn'a Telephone Co. Call Instruction Card

Started by magicbrain, September 06, 2018, 09:25:03 PM

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Found this listed on ebay - a card measuring about 3 1/2" X 5 1/2" from the Penn'a Telephone Co. detailing how to place a call dated Aug. 5, 1884 - sent an offer & got it for $12.00

A google search turned up a listing for this company in The City Record dated Dec.21, 1906



Mets-en, c'est pas de l'onguent!

"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.


Pretty Cool! Do you have an 1884 phone to pin it to?
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409


Quote from: Sargeguy on October 02, 2018, 01:50:26 PM
Pretty Cool! Do you have an 1884 phone to pin it to?

I wish - maybe someday.

Charles Davis

I can see why you bought that.  Excellent slice of history, especially giving the number of phones in the metropolitan areas.