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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #45 on: February 15, 2021, 08:31:51 AM »
That truck box looks like Dave PEI's.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2021, 08:37:22 AM »
Nice old Bell Telephone truck.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2021, 02:53:04 AM »
Bell vehicle and Bell employee.

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Did anyone notice that last image was a right hand drive Bell truck, parked up outside a Bell Telephone Business Office (close up view below).

‘... founded in 1883 in London as International Western Electric by Western Electric, shortly after becoming the telephone equipment supplier for the Bell System in the United States.

In 1925, Western Electric divested itself of all foreign operations...  the buyer was the infant ITT Corporation... ITT renamed its new UK operation Standard Telephones and Cables.’
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2021, 10:51:34 PM »
Shucks, now I feel guilty.

My first job (in the mid-1960s) was working at a low end used car lot in the DC/Baltimore area. I was associated with that lot for several years as both my brothers worked there on and off too. We sold cars for "$49 and Up".

During one period in the late '60s we were the go-to place for all the hippies to find low-cost vans. We would purchase used up C&P Telephone Ford Econoline vans at auction, pull the storage units out of them and sell them...a really nice one might go for $500!

We sold one to a band from Canada whose old van had quit. They wanted the cheapest running van on the lot. We advised them against it, but that was all they could afford. - They stopped by the next year to thank us, as that van had taken them down the east coast, through to New Orleans, back to Canada, and they were doing it again! All in that $350 used up van. We were very surprised, but pleased!

But now, it would be great to have one of those many vans just as we received it from C&P!

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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2021, 03:36:10 AM »
Looks like they had to move a bit of snow for this photo.  :o
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #50 on: February 17, 2021, 08:00:45 AM »
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Wow! I love that one!
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2021, 01:45:15 PM »
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2021, 02:11:19 PM »
On Craig's List CT
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2021, 06:41:12 AM »
Monochrome photos; trucks and workers.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #54 on: March 15, 2021, 12:32:07 PM »
Providence Telephone Co. 1914
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2021, 03:52:50 AM »
A team of three, wagon and driver. That’s a heavy load. Bless.
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