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image of British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1911 Through December 1911 *CONTAINS FIRST ISSUES EVER PRINTED*

British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1911 Through December 1911 *CONTAINS FIRST ISSUES EVER PRINTED*

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo portrait of the late J.M. Lefevre - father of the company; The Year Ahead; Development of the British Columbia Telephone Company until now; Vancouver rejects dial telephones; Simultaneous telephony and telegraphy; Selling telephone service; Lesson in Telephone Life; Portrait of Mr. H.W. Kent, former company General Superintendant; Company meeting the situation; First Telephones in British Columbia; Portrait of Mr. C.F. Bollschweiler, General Superintendant of Plant; New North Vancouver Office; Rough tests on Toll Circuits; When Phones were Novelties; Exchanges ranked in order of per cent good toll calls as of January 1911; Statement of Development - # of phones operating in each exchange as of 1 February 1911; Construction activity; An ideal telephone office - Mount Pleasant; Canada's telephone business; Canada - Birthplace of the Phone - summary of events since; Portrait of A.L. Littig; Coast-Kootenay Telephone Line; Many Messages over single wire; San Francisco Telephone Rates; New Telephone Office for Victoria; Photo of George McCartney; Loaded Cables in Submarine Work; Criticism of Government Service regarding phone installation in Winnipeg; What makes a good supervisor; photo of Victoria Exchange; Handling Press Messages by Phone; photo of new Fairmont office; Endorsement for Measured Rate System; Electrolytic Corrosion of Cables; Seymour Office Load Curves; Photo Portrait of George H. Halse; Telphone Cable Development; What the Two-Number System Is; photo of frame of new Victoria building; photo of aftermath of Grand Forks fire; Photo Portrait of Mr. William Farrell, Company President; Trend of Electrical Practice; Photo of Conduit Trench along Broadway in Vancouver; Nineteen arguments for telephone directory advertising; Photos of two Vancouver operators; Toll Operators' Contest; Aerial Cable Across the Fraser - two steel strands replace cable washed away last year - photos; Portrait of Miss Mary Dickson, Chief Operator at Seymour; Long Distance Telephony; Renewing Section of Gulf Cable, with photos of several cable-laying scenes; Continuous service now in Ladysmith; Photo portrait of B.C. Tel. Officials; Nice photo of new Bayview office in Vancouver; Handling a Long Distance call; New Bayview Branch Exchange - model office - 3 pages; and more. Half-leather binding. Front board loose but present. Backstrip open along front and missing chips. Back hinge open. Signature of (later) company executive E.P. LaBelle upon front free endpaper. Mr. LaBelle's initials penned to top edge. Textblock sound. . Fair. 1911. First Edition.

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image of British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1913 Through December 1913 *DOCUMENTS DIRECT CONNECTION OF VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO ON 16 JUNE BY LAYING OF 30-MILE SUBMARINE WIRE*

British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1913 Through December 1913 *DOCUMENTS DIRECT CONNECTION OF VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO ON 16 JUNE BY LAYING OF 30-MILE SUBMARINE WIRE*

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: North Vancouver feature - 5 pages with photos; Activity in Plant Department - construction of many apartments in Victoria and Vancouver causing new conditions; Abbottsford exchange burned; Year's Business Shows Fine Increase; Monthly traffic record; New island route; Photo of the company's Victoria hockey team; New Westminster switchboard in action; Organisation Chart of the Traffic Department; Table showing 'Exchanges in order of per cent good toll calls'; Statement of Development - showing the number of operating phones in each exchange in the province; 7-page Feature on the Bayview area with several large photos of prominent home; Early spring construction; Traffic department conference; Full-page photo of the Western Fuel Company (Coal) Number One Mine at Nanaimo; New Central Building on Seymour; 5-page feature on Nanaimo with photos of salteries, the herring fishery, Mayor Shaw, the Nanaimo Exchange, and a great shot overlooking downtown Nanaimo and its harbour; Timing Conversations with a Calculagraph; Large photo of the Eburne sawmills; Fire damage at New Westminster Exchange; 4-page feature on Eburne with photos; Company bowling team - Victoria Commercial League Champions; Photo montage of operator's telephone sets; Great full-page photo of a commercial corner building in Duncan, Cowichan Merchants, Ltd.; 5-page feature on Duncan with several photos including one of the highly successful Duncan Creamery; photo of yachting on Cowichan Bay; Many gangs busy in the field; Weighing service; photos of telephone men at work in the field; photo of Comox and the wharf; 6-page feature article on Comox, including excellent photo of 'Flying Machine' logging in progress; Many extensions to outside plant; How telephone cable is made, 3 pages with photos; Full page photo of the Tug Dola with her tow the Princess Louise, at anchor off Port Grey; Super photo of Dozens of notable men aboard cable ship; Steveston Feature article with 3 pages and photos; 11-page major feature article on the consummation of the cable project connecting Vancouver to Nanaimo - great photos including erection of the highest telephone poles in the province at Brechin Mine, near Nanaimo, several nautical shots, cross-section of the Gulf cable, and more; Saanich Inlet cable installation; photo of the visit of H.M.S. New Zealand showing Hon. J.D. Hazen, minister of marine, Commander Halsey, Sir Richard McBride and Hon. H.E. Young, provincial secretary; Five-page feature on Nelson and area with photos; New Zealand's gift to the Imperial Navy - 2 page illustrated feature on the visit of the H.M.S. New Zealand to Vancouver, including shot of two of the monster eight 12" guns; Full-page displaing the 6 chief (lady) operators in Vancouver; 5-page feature on the Saanich Peninsula with photos of subjects including the Brentwood Bay power house, Mr. Luke Pither's model poultry ranch, the Holland Bulb Farm and more; Growth demands more outside plant; Photo of company baseball team; Illustrations of railway telephone device; Photos of the 3 chief operators of Victoria; The Growing of Hops at Agassiz - several pages and photos; Phones for Forest Protection; Manufacturing Protector Micas - raw material obtained from India; Photo of the City of Rossland; 4-page illustrated feature on Rossland, "Mining Metropolis of B.C."; Photo of "Tiffany's of Vancouver" - the handsomest jewellery store in Canada, home of Henry Birks & Sons, Limited; Wiring a big office building - the new Birks Building; Repairing Fraser River Cable; Group photo of Highland Operators; Some Telephone Problems; Photo of a stack of grain bags in Delta; Six page illustrated feature on the province's model farming section at the mouth of the Fraser - with photos of Burns Ranch Barns, Mr. T.E. Ladner's Farm Home; Threshing; The Farm Home of Mr. R.E. Kittson, and more; Improvement in Main Toll Lead; illustrations of 'inter-phones'; Two photos from Japan - inside a Tokyo exchange and outside construction consisting of poles propped to withstand typhoons; and more. Back board loose but present. Front hinge going. Backstrip loosening and missing two large chunks. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Mr. LaBelle's signature and small address label appear upon front free endpaper and his initials are penned to top edge. Further, Mr. LaBelle appears in one of the July issue photos regarding the completion of the Vancouver/Nanaimo cable installation - he appears to have served as Plant Engineer on the job. Modest spine slant. . Fair. 1913. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1922 Through December 1922 *INCLUDES FEATURE ON THE HISTORY OF TELEPHONY IN VANCOUVER*

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Nice photo montage of six female lower mainland agents; Commendation for Excellent service; Industrial Review - statistics for the province; Bar graph of phones in service between 1903 and 1921; When the telephone was a curiosity in the Capital City - nice seven page feature on the history of telephony in Victoria, beginning in 1877; Page of the 1880 Victoria and Esquimalt phone book; Facsimile of letter dated 1878 from the Bell Telephone office in Brantford, Ontario which says Mr. R.B. McMicking has accepted the agency of the company in British Columbia; City of Vancouver gets new phone number; Telephone development keeps pace with progress; Cover photo of the operating room of the Nanaimo exchange; Five-page illustrated article on Nanaimo, including 35 year-old photo of downtown with Bastion visible and an 1890 photo of a portion of the downtown and bowl area; Trouble shooting in Kootenay; The manufacture of porcelain; photo of operators at work in New Westminster; 6-page illustrated feature on New Westminster with mid-90s photo of the Colonial Hotel and area plus a photo of Columbia street before the fire of 1898; Composite cables will be important betterment; Fairmont operating room photo; Great photo montage of the old wooden bridge connecting Nanaimo's Fitzwilliam St. with downtown (the caption mentions E.P. LaBelle, whose name is stamped on the top edge of this book); 11 page feature on the history of telephony in Vancouver, with several photos from before 1900; pulling coils of duplex wire through the mountains by snow shoe(!); Nice photos of the following exchanges - Seymour, Fairmont, Highland, Bayview, Victoria, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Nanaimo, Chemainus, Cobble Hill, Cumberland, Belmont, Duncan, Courtenay, Port Alberni, Colquitz, Ladysmith, Keating, Aldergrove, Abbottsford, Collingwood, Fraser, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, West Vancouver, Ladner, Kerrisdale, Eburne, Milner, Cloverdale, Steveston, Sidney, Hammond, Mission City, Kamloops, Agassiz, Trail, Rossland, Kaslo, Nelson, Grand Forks, Greenwood, New Denver, plus plant headquarters for the Mainland and Victoria; statement of development showing number of operating phones per community; Cover photo of the Foul Bay area of Victoria; More Switchboards for Seymour; Bayview Extension; Centralization of observation equipment; Demo. switchboard for school; Much outside construction; Seven duct miles of conduit laid in Seymour underground; Table showing exchanges in order of percent good toll calls; Alexander Graham Bell dies; Oaks Point snap shots; new motor control switchboard; Wireless telophony in early nineties (article); Laying underground conduit in Shaughnessy; New aerial cable across Capilano River; Passing of William Farrell, Company President; Rejuvinating used Plant material in machine shop; a peculiar case of hydrolysis; photo of Georgia street conduit trench; Second Annual Telephone Convention; 1885 B.C. Provincial Directory - article with 1885 photo of Vancouver Harbour; Autobiography of a switchboard plug; photo of burying conduit on Seymour in 1905; Appreciation shown by Port Alberni business men; Long Distance operators usually get their man; 7,000 mile motor trip of B.C. Telephone man; The telephone directory - my favourite book; Map showing routing of two cable between Point Grey and Nanaimo; Device to record telephone conversations - article; ditch-digging in Kerrisdale; Page of photos of motor vehicles used by the company, including the Packard 3.5 ton truck equipped with "winch and two niggerheads"; Feature on the telephone man's vehicles and the folks who keep them repaired - photos; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Backstrip loose at back edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge else unmarked. Binding intact. . Fair. 1922. First Edition.

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image of British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1912 Through December 1912 *INCLUDES JUNE SOUVENIR ISSUE - FEATURES VICTORIA*

British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1912 Through December 1912 *INCLUDES JUNE SOUVENIR ISSUE - FEATURES VICTORIA*

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of new office in Victoria; Advances in rates; Increased Rates in Manitoba; Telephoning across the Atlantic; Exchanges ranked in order of per cent good toll calls, November 1911; Statement of development - number of phones operating in each exchange as of 1 December 1911; Cover photo of Grand Forks Switchboard; Photo montage of underground work at Victoria; Birth of the Telephone - 3 page article; Mr. F.J. MacGougan; Photo of types of protected terminals; Vancouver Switchboard photos from 1908 and 1898; Great 2-page photo of the huge 'A' switchboard at Seymour; Load Curve Graph of Seymour Office; Cut-over of Victoria Plant - new epoch in phone history of B.C.'s capital; Vancouver Island Toll Rates; Special Victoria Issue - photo montage of city and district officials; Photo of New B.C. Office; Table showing # of phones in Victoria since 1880; Photos of underground work in Victoria; May 1880 list of Victoria subscribers; 1890 list of subscribers; cable-laying scenes from last September; Nanaimo and Sidny facilities; New Gulf Cable Ordered by William Farrell in England; Miss Mina Kerr; Record work at Highland; New Plant Department Building; How a Directory is Produced; Jolly moonlight excursion to Nanaimo aboard the steamer Princess Patricia; Great photo of 5 new auto wagons of the construction department in front of the Seymour Office (horses having been recently displaced); Some Victoria cable troubles; Photo montage of the Royal visitors, the Duke of Connaught, the Duchess of Connaught, and Princess Patricia; Training school for operators; interior and exterior views of the Royal trolley coach; 3-page Kamloops feature with photos; Functionalization of Plant - reorganization of the department; laying North Vancouver Cable; Photos of large buildings under construction in the Fairmont exchange - the Lee Building, the hospital buildintgs, Steel plant in G.N.R. yards; Fairmont feature - 4 pages with photos; Instructions for Operators; North Vancouver Cable Ready; Importance of Transmission; and more. Half-leather binding. Hinges tender but intact. Backstrip very rough. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Mr. LaBelle's signature upon front free endpaper and his initials are penned to top edge. He is mentioned on page 8 of the July issue as being the new Plant Engineer. Binding intact. Please note: small article clipped from page 18 of the December issue. . Fair. 1912. First Edition.

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image of British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1921 Through December 1921

British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1921 Through December 1921

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Greatest growth of company was during past year; Sound - a non-technical talk on a technical subject; Accidents which a careless workman may cause; Graph of the number of phones in service from 1903 through 1920; Table listing the exchanges in order of percent good toll calls; Statement of development - a table listing the number of phones in service per exchange across the province; Photo montage of three of the Agents of lower mainland offices; Proposed central office extensions indicate a busy year; Snow and wind storms seriously damage toll leads on Vancouver Island; Repairing submarine cable near Friday Harbor was trying experience; Preparing to lay a third cable between the mainland and Vancouver Island; Magnets - non-technical talk on a technical subject; Statistical Review of the province's industries; Nice photo montage of 5 lady Vancouver Island company representatives; Planned additions; Start of Export Trade in Bulk Wheat - nice photos; Naming a telephone office; Fourty Years of the Telephone; Photo montage of 4 lady company representatives on southern Vancouver Island; The Gathering of Material for Use of Telephone Men - 5-page illustrated article; Application for increased rates before Railway Board; Shipping railway ties to Egypt; Plant activities; Excellent 10-page article describes the laying of the second submarine cable to Vancouver Island (Point Grey to Nanaimo) - many great photos; Photo montage of four lovely ladies who serve as supervising officials in the traffic department; Railway board accedes to request for rate increase; Repair job on North Vancouver Submarine Cable - photos and map; First Convention of Canadian telephone companies very successful - 10 page article with photos; Convention Delegates tour Capilano Timber Company operations - photo montage; Photo montage of chief operators of mainland two-number offices; new Kerrisdale exchange opens; New P.B.X at Spencers (Department Store); Current phone directory is an improvement; 2 pages of samples of past phone directories; Construction of switchboard cords; laying conduit along Georgia St., Vancouver (2 photos); Emergency reveals bravery of B.C. telephone operators; photos of Port Coquitlam flood; amazing photo of washed out bridge over Capilano River; Pioneer line construction - telegraph line between Toronto and Buffalo, NY in 1846; Good Qualities of Loud Speakers; photo of timber cutting to clear a right-of-way to give service to the Broadview district; photo of underground conduit being laid in downtown Nanaimo, with horses and wagon in picture; What constitutes Central's activities at the Capital City Exchange - 4 pages with photos; Rubber covered wires and cables - 3 page article with photos; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Backstrip loose along front edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge else unmarked. Binding intact. Aside from backstrip, a sound copy. . Fair. 1921. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1924 Through December 1924

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Great cover photo of Duncan operating room; Several photos of new interior plant equipment at Duncan; Sensational 9-page feature on Duncan and district with great photos of the area including Duncan Station, Maple Bay, Genoa Bay, and an aerial view; Fire deprives downtown Vancouver of service - photos and text; Grand Forks office and staff; Table showing "Exchanges in order of Per Cent Good Calls Out"; Statement of Development as of 1 January 1924 showing number of phones per community; Cover photo of steamer Jacques Cartier; Nice full-page showing two views of Vancouver Harbour with many ships in port; 7 page feature on the Port of Vancouver with several great photos; Possibilities of both radio and wire telephony; Exchanges in order of percent good out calls; Excellent full-page photo of Ballantyne pier, Burrard Inlet; Take advantage of company's new savings plan; Fine addition to shipping facilities on Burrard Inlet - Ballantyne Pier - 5 great photos with text; Greater Vancouver will benefit by reduced telephone rate; Repair shop has greatly expanded in recent years - 6 pages with nice photos; nice full-page photo of the Empress of Australia in port; Greater Vancouver Inter-Exchange Telephone Service; Fold-out map of Vancouver area exchanges, complet with great statistics; Telephone extenstion to Campbell River; 8 page feature on the flow of commerce through Canada's western port with many absolutely smashing photos; Cover photo of Glenburn office; 6-page feature on the B.C. Herring fishery with excellent photos (re: sea lions, contains the following quote "The government is undertaking to greatly lessen the numbers of this prey animal"); archival photo of laying the first underground cable in Vancouver; Statement of Development - # of phones operating in each community; Cover photo of Milner office; photo mosaic of 5 lower valley exchange offices; Wonderful 8 page feature on the great supply district (i.e. the lower Fraser Valley) of BC coastal cities - excellent photos including a shot of the only remaining original Hudson's Bay Company building at Langley; New Gordon Head Exchange cut over; New Point Grey office under way; new observation office aids efficiency; Electrical Communication Development; Full-page photo of sailors from the battleship H.M.S. Repulse marching through Vancouver; Multiple photos of British warships docked at Victoria; Article and photos of the visit of the Royal Navy to Vancouver; The Traffic Department and the Public it serves; Tennis Tournaments; Printing a phone directory; Great feature on Ship Salvors (Salvagers) with many photos; A motoring trip through the U.S., with photos; Biggest cable will cross False Creek; Oxygen Farms; Cornelius Vanderbilt writes of his long distance call from Alberni to Los Angeles; P.B.X. serves interesting purposes - 5 pages with photos; Early motor tourists to B.C., with photos; Full-page photo of the Empress of Canada; 5 page illustrated article on the reclamation of the Sumas; The switchboard as a newspaper; Health secrets of the telephone pole - 3 illustrated pages; new Victoria equipment; Bayview library proves popular; cover photo of a long-distance operator timing a call with a calculagraph; Billing toll and inter-exchange calls keeps eight clerks busy - 3 pages with photos; 7 page article entitled 'Early history of the B.C. Telephone Company is Revealed'; The story of what occurs when a pay telephone is used; Wow! - 8 pages of photos of 'some of the most outstanding construction projects completed in southern British Columbia during 1924 or still under way' with shots of grain elevators, Esquimalt dry dock, Johnson St. Bridge, C.P.R. Victoria Depot, UBC, mills, dams, and more; Telephone customs of other nations; Exchange in New Denver Clergyman's home; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of backstrip which is missing chips and is almost entirely loose. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Minimal markings to contents. Tear to one page. Binding intact. . Fair. 1924. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1914 Through December 1914 *ASSOCIATION COPY*

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo inside the Nelson exchange; Satisfactory growth in past year; Four-page article with photos on prospects for the Kaslo area; 6-page article with photos on 'Modern treatment of the Insane' - the establishment of Colony Farm by the Provincial Government; Photo of enormous fallen tree near Westholme; Table ranking exchanges in order of per cent good toll calls; Statement of Development - la table listing number of phones operating per exchange as at 1 December 1913; Photo montage of three Vancouver Island telephone officials; Company has caught up with its construction work; 7-page feature on Victoria, 'The Pride of the Last West' with great photos; Photo of 'Vancouver's Newest Skyscraper' - a 15-story building under construction at the corner of Hastings and Richards; Telephone Service Excellent; 7-page article with excellent photos of the Britannia Mine; Telephone Cables Underground (in Vancouver); photo of company vehicle; Photo of Port Alberni Exchange; Large photo of the Seymour Exchange under construction (Steel frame erected); 5-page illustrated feature of Port Alberni - the magnetic city on the west coast; The giving of good telephone service; Some transmission problems of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Photo inside Port Alberni Exchange; First teleautograph west of Chicago - at the new Hotel Vancouver; 5-page feature of towns that silver put on map - New Denver, Silverton, Sandon, surrounding which is the Slocan District, in which is located the Standard Mine - photos; Recent developments in telephone transmission; April trouble record in Seymour office; Wonderful photo-montage of Vancouver's business district; First Telephone Switchboard in use in Vancouver, 1885; Before and after photos of Point Grey Road and Powell St.; View of Granville St. from the C.P.R. Depot; Photo of the almost completed Hudson's Bay store; Two great panoramic photos of the Vancouver Harbour, from the water and from the land; Photo of Hastings St. West, looking east; photo of the new Hotel Vancouver; Photo montage of some of Vancouver's fine homes; Photo of English Bay Bathing Beach; large photo of Second Beach, Stanley Park; Photo of the Interurban Depot B.C.E.R.Co.; View of Grand Forks looking west; Photo of the Granby smelter, largest in the British Empire; 5-page feature on Grand Forks; What are the duties of a Wire Chief?; Photos of the B.C. Tel. float as appeared in the Vancouver Pageant; Interior Telephone Extensions - exchanges of Kootenay, Boundary and Slocan to be connected; 1899 Vernon and Nelson Telephone Co. Ltd. phone directory; Operator School photo; Nice photo of the 6 chief operators of the Kootenay District; Where operators are trained - illustrated multi-page article; Personnel of Plant Organization; Marketing Telephone Poles - 2 page article with 2 photos; Operator's School Equipment; Cover photo of public telephone booths at the C.P.R. Depot, Vancouver; Nice photo of the Seymour general public office, Vancouver; Work of the Commercial Department - 6 pages with many photos of personnel; Printing a Telephone Directory; Getting out the Monthly Accounts - 2 photos; Telephony on the battlefield - use in the Russian-Japanese War; Photo in head office in Vancouver; Making the Telephone Valuable; photo portraits of executives William Farrell, George Halse, and others; Company printing office; Panoramic view of operators working the Seymour Exchange (plus cartoon view of the average subscriber's imagined idea of life in an exchange; How a storage battery is made; The Traffic Department and the Public; Accident prevention and First Aid - 7 pages with photos; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Backstrip almost loose. Narrow opening along back hinge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge. Mr. LaBelle's signature appears inside front board and his initials are penned to top edge. Mr. LaBelle's photo appears in the September issue. Pencil markings on one page. Binding somewhat tender but intact. . Fair. 1914. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1925 Through December 1925

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Some of the troubles repairmen encounter - 6 pages with photos; Uses of the ringing macine - text and photo; Rope for many purposes made at Sapperton factory - 5 pages with great photos; Repairs made to San Juan Cable; Test calls made to eastern centers; Misues of toll circuits is costly Statement of Development - chart of # of telephones in service in towns throughout the province; Great full-page photo plus article on the "Aorangi" - largest motorship in the world, arriving in Vancouver; Increasing importance of Australasia; How much power is required to operate a phone? - 6 page article with photos; San Juan Cable pulled out of place; Central Information Office - 3 pages; New Douglas exchange relieves pressure on Seymour office; Accounting department story; The ladies take up ice hockey - 2 pages; Crude carbonic acid is wooden conduit's elixir of youth - with photo; Fred Meloche; Great cover photo of a trainload of coal leaving the Extension Mine on Vancouver Island; Revenue Accounting group photo plus office shots; 5-page mining industry feature with great photos; Change to Stub system successful; Traffic Fundamentals - 3 pages; fantastic Victoria Harbour photo including the new Princess Marguerite and the Princess Kathleen; 4 page article with photo - 'diplomats' at the adjustment counter; 5 page feature on the cement industry with photos and operating details of the Bamberton plant; Cable laid across Saanich Inlet - photos; 9 page Fraser River feature with many photos; Company's underground program largest in years - 4 pages with photos; Six page feature of Victoria's Crystal Garden - many great photos; Supplies Department - 3 pages with photos; How the phone was brought to far off lands; Qualifications and duties of a Chief Operator; wonderful interior photos of the new Princess Marguerite and Princess Kathleen; Mount Benson Forestry lookout served by telephone - 2 photos including view of Gulf of Georgia (Strait); CNRV photos and article; Toll dispatch system adopted; Six passenger steamers added to coastal fleets of B.C.; Company again using clay conduit; An Agent's responsibilities; New Collingwood exchange; Operation of building department explained; Company cafeteria system; Cuba talks to Vancouver; Bent Plugs system; Gymnasium class for company men; The Longest Cable in the World - New York to Chicago; George McCartney goes touring again; Photos by phone opens a vast field; Six-page features on Kerrisdale with many great photos plus additional sensational 2 page centerfold of great Kerrisdale homes; Common battery system installed in Trail; New toll testing equipment provided at Vancouver; New test used in cutting over working lines in cables; Advice on thrift; North Shore prospects enhanced by the New (Lion's Gate) Bridge - 9 page article with fantastic photos and illustrations; The Old Toll Desk recalls some telephone history - 5 pages; Phone stories from abroad; Excellent 11 page article on the Telephone Toll Trails of Vancouver Island - with many great photos; Electric drills and rats are enemies of cables; Safeguarding the career of the microwatt; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of backstrip which shows significant wear and is almost entirely loose. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. . Fair. 1925. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1923 Through December 1923

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of downton Nelson; Bird's-eye photo of Nelson from atop a mountain on north shore of west arm; Kootenay Feature 'The Romance of the 1890s - 8 pages of text and archival photos, including electric street cars in Nelson!; Table showing 'Exchanges in order of percent good toll calls; Cover advert. for Northern Electric Vacuum Cleaner!; Review of growth show steady expansion - 3 pages; Telephoning across Atlantic by AT&T Wireless continued for hours; When the Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company issued its own (one call) nickels; B.C. Industrial Review - statistics; Bar graph of # of phones operated from 1906 through 1923; the company's operator school; Issuing of monthly phone bills a work of magnitude - 4 page article with photos; photos of the halibut industry before 'the fish were scarcer in quantities and their habitats more scattered'; William Farrell- an appreciation of the former company president; 7 page article on B.C.'s deep sea fishing industry - great photos - halibut, herring, flounder; multiple photos from the Kootenays of snakes which have climbed up phone poles onto the wires!; photo of 25 year-old phone; Great full-page photo of the CIBC building at Hastings and Granville; 8 page article on the banks of vancouver with excellent photos; First interdepartmental football game; new power plant at Seymour office; A phone in B.C. for every 6 persons; Feature on Dams and the water-powers that turn the wheels of industry - photos of dams and various industries which use electricity, including the American Can factory and grain elevators; new power plant at Seymour office - illustrated; photos of productive farms and ideal homesites with super centerfold luxury Saanich home; Cover photo of U.S. President Harding in Stanley Park; Full-page photos of the U.S.S. Henderson entering the narrows and at dock with President Harding aboard; 13 page illustrated feature on the visit of President Harding - the first visit to Canada made by a President of the United States (President Harding died mere days later on August 2nd in San Francisco and this is reported as well); Photo of Crosland Bros. Farm in Duncan; 9 page illustrated feature on the seed growers of B.C.; photo of Duncan office under construction; Nice 8-page illustrated feature on Haney and area; photographing sound; Exploring Kootenay - Bill Skilling; 9 page illustrated feature on the Delta and Ladner district; Many miles of new long distance circuits; Improved inter-office trunk lines in Vancouver; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of the backstrip which is missing small chips and loose at back edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge else unmarked. Binding intact. Spine leaning moderately. . Fair. 1923. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1928 Through December 1928

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Hundred Thousandth phone installed - lengthy article; Essentials of good maintenance; Statement of Development - number of phones per exchange in the province; B.C. Telephone Company takes over East Kootenay System; Prompt service aids with Sidney fire; The office boys dream; Telephone assists in Vancouver Stock Exchange (VSE) Rush - great photo; Automatic phone system installed at Hammond; Keeping the electrons on the proper path; Photo of J.P.D. Malkin takes part in first Vancouver-London phone call; Shell Oil operator; Health Tips; Greater Vancouver can now talk to the European continent; Cable damaged by anchor; Radio interference putting music on phone lines; Production of phone directories - 4 pages with photos; Laying cable through Stanley Park; Direct Route to West Vancouver completed - 5 pages of interesting text and photos; Langley Prairie phone service restored during the fire - article with photos; Phone given as wedding gift in Vancouver; F.C. Paterson; Vancouver Power House Fire; Mr. George H. Halse becomes Chairman of the Board; Close-up photos of splicing job; Transatlantic phone service still expanding; photo of horse-drawn 'drop wagon'; Photo on Cordova St. after fire 42 years ago; There's more to installation work than just placing a telephone - 4 pages with photos and text; Good-bye to operating when Dan Cupid comes along; Sending news stories to Vancouver from California over phone wires; We are linked with 80% of the world's phones; photo of conduit laying on forty-first ave; The Monophone - advertisement; B.C. Tel. acquires government lines in the Interior; New trans-atlantic long distance mark; Photo montage of vehicles used by the Plant Department; B.C. Box Factory Fire; Baby causes problem by teething on phone cord; Chilliwack phone system now affiliated with us; Regular fire drills; Photo of Premier Tolmie participating in first call from Vancouver to Calgary - with detailed related story; The longest circuit in the system of the B.C. Telephone Company; A new radiotelephone company will be organized; New Fraser River Cable serves South Westminster Subscribers; Eleven european countries with telephone reach of Vancouver; Now installing a new type of telephone typewriter; New faster system for handling telegrams; Benefits of new telephone ownership are evident in 500-mile circle; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Significant wear to backstrip with some chips missing. . Fair. 1928. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Twentieth Year of Telephone Talk; P.A.B.X. for Telephone Company in Vancouver; When this magazine was a bab - by the first editor of Telephone Talk; North-west Telephone Company acquires Prince George System; Hard battle for phone men in rough country along Howe Sound; Christmas gale puts 75% of toll lines out of order; cover photo of 20 ton cable reel for use in Fraser River link in Vancouver-Victoria line; Preparatory work on new trans-gulf cable job nears completion; Speeding Aeroplanes can keep in touch with the earth - two; George Gaetz - Victoria 'heavy' gang foreman; Cover photo of woman demonstrating how to use dial phone; Full page photo of cable barge Brico; First section of new trans-gulf cable successfully laid - 6 pages with many photos; New construction in Victoria; Night work required to build line across Ladner Marsh; The Brico succeeds the Iwalani; Heavy Gang Foreman Andrew Bertram (Andy) Jackson; Land portion of new Victoria-Vancouver cable route now complete - 3 pages with many photos; New Traffic Headquarters in the Georgia Building - several photos; Richmond is thriving Neighbour of big coast cities - photos and text; Picture for Telephone Talk obtained via ship-to-shore phone call; Over half of Trans-Atlantic calls are with Great Britain; We can now talk with South America; Nanaimo heavy gang restores Nanaimo-Victoria service; Vancouver can talk to ship on the Atlantic; Wilfred Calman; 5 page illustrated article announcing completion of Vancouver-Victoria cable; B.C.'s first radiotelephone service now open; Second Calgary Circuit provides Windermere Valley connection; Cable to link Europe with North America; New type of conduit being used for underground work; Record load handled by New Westminster staff; Work on Victoria's central office equipment progressing - many photos; Nice cover photo of the Prince Henry, first passenger ship on the Pacific equipped with dial phone system; New type of pay telephone in Vancouver; Burnaby feature - rapidly industrializing; Bob Perry - Blaster - The Lone Canadian; Ruined Burrard Inlet cable to be replaced; Phone service now available to/from a train; Dunsmuir residence in Victoria speaks with London, England; Dials being placed on Victoria phones - 4 pages with photos; Direct coast and Alberta service now available for Revelstoke; Phone men fight fire which takes 5 buildings in Nanaimo; Dial demonstration popular at Victoria Exhibition; John (Jack) C. Miles; Prince George Reconstruction; Many photos of new Plant and Engineering building in Vancouver; Radiotelephone experiments at coast points successful - 6 pages with photos; William Palliser; Powell River System joins phone family; Trans-Gulf cable now in service; The Terminal and Repeater Equipment of the all-cable toll route - 4 pages with photos; Victoria now using new dial system - photos; Nanaimo high span replaced with submarine cable; Building the B.C. link of the Trans-Canada Line; 17,500 mile link connects Vancouver to Australia; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Backstrip almost entirely loose. . Fair. 1930. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1931 Through December 1931

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Cover photo of the Victoria Exchange; Company launches employee sales plan; feature on Leo Griggs with photos; Ladner forges to the front as a farming district - with photos; Important changes in Prince George; Mission and Revelstoke; Remodelling Victoria Exchange; Our Trans-Canada Link is growing; - 3 pages with photos; Record holiday load handled by Vancouver toll office; Vancouver-Victoria Cable line severed by Dredge; Engineeers walking all over the province - 4 pages with photos and text; Proper posture; Statement of Development - a table listing the number of operating phones in towns across the province; Campbell River - Cape Lazo Cable is big job for this month - 2 pages; Keeping pace with Schedule on Trans-Canada Line; Philip Creagh - Nanaimo wire chief; Centralized billing system now in effect; Breaking of insulators may have serious consequences; Ocean Falls joins our system and receives first toll service - great photo; Powell River - Cape Lazo Cable successfully laid - 3 pages with photos; Harvey Sauder; A P.A.B.X. is now serving the B.C. Electric Railway Co.; Cover photo of the Victoria exchange; Victoria traffic and commercial staffs now under same roof - text and great art deco photos; One-Fourth of Work on Trans-Canada line completed; C. Whitmore Halford; new phone system in Powell river - 2 pages with photos; All Canadian route from Vancouver to Winnipeg; Trans-Canada construction photos; Vancouver talks with Berlin; Coal Harbour Regatta broadcast from radiotelephone ship; A telephone man in Turkey; Thrilling events preceded opening of Ocean Falls service - with photos; The Huntingdon System is Acquired; The Municipality of Maple Ridge; N.J. Dunlop; A telephone man in South America; Telephone Co-operators; Cover photo of Vancouver fire alarm switchboard; Telephone to the rescue when fire threatens; Great photos of laying cables across Victoria Harbour; Selling Telephone Service; A telephone man in India; Three Nanaimo phone men attempt to save three children in Nanaimo River; Gerald C. Clarke; Two-Thirds of Trans-Canada line complete; Prince George visits plant where our dial equipment was made, in Lancashire; Successful picnic; Princeton to be important link in Trans-Canada line; Wiring plans; The Modern Mouse must have a Telephone House (mouse moves into pay phone); Bigger phone directory - 2 pages with interesting photos; Phone poles go over mountains - several photos; Ervin J. Davis; Trans-Atlantic service growing; Herman A. Nicholson; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. . Good. 1931. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1926 Through December 1926

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Great photo of cable-pulling gang; The progress of the phone in greater Vancouver; New record set by Vancouver installers; Cartridge fuses defend against foreign currents; Providing phone facilities is a co-operative task; New Kerrisdale exchange being equipped; How a switchboard lamp is made; William Buckle and Splicing; Construction/splicing in Vancouver; A Switchboard Plug and Cord Explains its troubles; Where the cables end when they crawl out of the sea; Chilliwack's first telephone agent, John McCutcheon, passes away; Nice photo of Granville and Hastings; Nice photo of Richmond Road and area near Victoria; Operator training - 8 pages with nice photos; Peter Grant helped equip Canada's first common battery office; Nanaimo and New West. offices to be expanded; Preparing the pay cheques; George P. Kelly - installed 80' poles; More trunks in Vancouver; Lightning damage on mainland; Repeaters aid voice currents on long journeys; automatic typewriters - chief repeaterman William Faulkes; New Kerrisdale office; Bar Graph of growth of the B.C. system; Statement of Development: # of phones in operation in towns across the province; Victoria and Vancouver to be united by new route; how the phone bill was paid 20 years ago; Kootenays get service; The service application; High tension hazards; draughting the system; Mr. C.E.S. Fisher; Operator Grant gets a phone in her home; Arithmetic is paramount in traffic man's life; Phone shattered by lightning strike; Kamloops now connected to coast; Despatching yellow cabs from 'seymour 4000'; New Carlton office; plant garage serves many cars; new Langley office; Long Kamloops feature with many photos; Grouse Mountain yields to phone's advance - long article with many photos; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear overall with the exception of backstrip which shows significant wear and is loose along back edge. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. . Fair. 1926. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January, 1927 Through December 1927

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Miss K. Perrin joins as health supervisor; New West office upgraded - super photos; New York Engineer describes latest developments i.e. transmitting photos over phone lines; the truth about instrument zoning; Excitement at Duncan office; Diary describes observations on Chilliwack line; New cable successfully laid from Galiano Island to Point Grey - 9 pages of text and good photos; New Trans-Gulf circuits opened; sleeping car reservations by phone; Joe Gagnon; Phone expansion in Bay store; Seymour remodeling complete; Operating room photos; Coal, Travelling Men and Toll Lines Feature Nanaimo; High Poles removed from Seymour St. - 6 pages of text and great photos; Miss E.R. Walker - manages traffic on Vancouver Island; Cobble Hill Exchange; photo of updated Ladysmith office; Coast now linked with Okanagan by phone; Miss A. Falconer of the Port Coquitlam office; Successful Canadian jubilee broadcast from Ottawa; Photo of Chemainus Office; Royal Alexandra Apartments Fire - phones used from burning buildings by reporters; Company will have its own line to Vernon; Photo of public phones/'Pay Stations'; Photo of Belmont office near Victoria; Table of phones in use per province in Canada; Six pages of info. and great photos re: Kootenay; Battling Storm King; Mexico City can now communicate with Vancouver; Direct cable to be laid to West Vancouver; Article on poles; and more. Half-leather binding. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon top edge of text else unmarked. Binding intact. Substantial wear to backstrip with some chips missing. . Good. 1927. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues December 1932 - January 1933 Through December 1934

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: New Year's Greetings telephoned to Mother in England; Echoes of Turkish Telephony; What people talk about during long distanc calls; Industry advances in 1932 despite business losses; First Bermuda call was boon to navigation company; Statement of Development, January 1, 1933 - provides statistics on the number of telephones working in each community of B.C.; West Vancouver celebrates 21st birthday; Entertainment programme telephoned from Vancouver to Victoria; John Lawson - phone pioneer of West Vancouver; John Henry Ward retires; Royal City students visit phone office; New employee sales campaign has been organized; An ounce of prevention; Fred Meloche has retired; We can talk to the Holy Land; Bowen Island annual picnic; C.A. McMaster; Telephone echoes from India; Who can solve the mystery of B.C.'s first telephone?; Telephone people on job despite earthquake; Hungry people make most work for telephone operators; B.C. Telephone Basketball Team; Statement of Development, May 1, 1933 - a table showing the number of telephones in each community of the province; W.H. Cooke; Victoria to London via All-Red Telephone Route; Vancouver-London conversation heard across Canada; Bowen Island Picnic; Gold Rush turns spotlight on Bridge River Valley; R.G. Roach Retires; An address by Miss Nell Rowbottom, agent, Nanaimo; Beware of Holiday Hazards; Port of New Westminster sets new shipping record; Speedy repairs after Cumberland fire - text and photos; George McCartney (Mr. Mac) retires; A Haircut for the Trans-Canadian Line; George Williamson of the Slocan retires; Toll Lines Restored for Christmas after two weeks of havoc - 6 pages of amazing photos and text; We can talk to the Flathead Valley; The Plant Library is at your service; Two Mining Areas Brought Within Telephone Reach - Anyox and Campbell River (opens up Stewart, Alice Arm and Premier Arm) - great photo of the Anyox plant of the Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting & Power Company, Limited; Col. Victor Spencer's voice travels record distance by phone; Telephone to the rescue; Operators' Problems Explained in Radio Interview; Telephone plays prominent part in fight against forest fires - 2 pages with photos; Telephone queries add spice to newspaper life; Electrical Men Meet at Nanaimo; Ernest Moore passes away; New construction project to improve Bridge River service - 2 pages with photos; B.C. Nickel project given service; A telephone pole becomes a Bug's Breakfast - 3 pages with interesting photos and text; Barnston Island receives service; Sculling champ, Edward Snead, retires; Telephone Exchange Established in Bridge River Area - 3 pages of text and photos; Construction programme under way in the Albernis; Ralph S. MacPherson; Photo of the 'Morro Castle' afire; Roy (Dutch) Harris of East Kootenay dies; 'Mystery Mountain' claims life of Alec H. Dalgleish; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. . Good. 1934. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1939 Through November/December1938

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photo of new office at Hope; 3 pages re: 'Up-to-the-minute' phone system for Vancouver's city hall; Article and photo of J.C. (Joe) Armstrong, founder of the B.C. Telephone Co.; Hope Joins our Phone System; 3 page article with photos re: The Jeffrees and the Pendrays - telephone pioneers in Victoria; The Birthplace of the Telephone - 2 page article; Employee sales plan resutls; Table of number of phone sets per B.C. community, January 1, 1937; The McMicking Family Tradition - 3 pages with photos; Roland (Sam) Nosworthy; North Vancouver Phones to Llanerchymedd; E.J. Haughton of Victoria; Linemen best Coquihalla avalanches; Lloyd Purdy; Peter McNeish; 'Thank-you' replaces repetition of numbers in Vancouver; George H. Halse, former CEO, passes away - 3 pages with photos; Cavalsky's Store was Nanaimo's first telephone office - 2 pages with photos; E. Purcell Johnston; Fire sweeps the Vancouver Sun - 2 pages; Harry Wilson; Great photo of construction men in front of Nanaimo phone office 25 years ago; 1886 fire leaves the Janes family home as Vancouver's telephone office - with photo; Robert Daniel Davies; We can telephone to China!; Life as a Vancouver operator; Low rates for Long-Distance calls Sundays and every night - with full-page rate sheet; Service to Britannia and Texada; Mrs. George Pittendrigh - Vancouver's first Toll Operator; PNE parade float cover photo; Service to Alaska now available; Operators rally to relieve load during Marpole fire; Edmund Esson; Juanita Booth, Seymour chief operator; James Cummins of Victoria - pioneer phone man; Newcastle Island picnic; Flat Rate Telephone Service for Greater Vancouver - 4 pages with photos; Dominion phone organization meets at Minaki Lodge; We can now talk to Haiti; "Operator, Get Me to the Police!" - 3 pages with photos; Anchor fouls North Vancouver cable; Engineers 'see' by phone during construction of new Pattullo Bridge, with photo; Photo of the London international switchboard - heart of the world telephone network; Ocean Falls and Edinburgh linked; Vancouver's phone directory - with photos; Vancouver can now 'magic carpet' from Vancouver to Bagdad; T. Percy Waters; Ten Years of Transoceanic Telephone Service, with photos; B.C. ship-to-shore service now available on commercial basis; Voices under the sea, by Al Miller; Reginald H. Milner; Pioneer James Cowherd; Submarine link with Britannia - 4 page article with photos; New Whytecliff office; Alfred Crickmay and his brothers; Development of the phone in B.C., by James Hamilton, V.P.; Operators used to need great memories - 2 page article with great Victorian-era operating room photo; Zeballos and Alert bay join phone system - article and photos; Prince Rupert centre of new radiotelephone network; Police session told of proposed teletype network; First call from Atlantic ship to Vancouver; Radio hams in our company; Newcastle Island picnic; Miss Almina Eligh; West Van exchange now includes Whytecliff; PNE float details and photos; F.C. Patterson retires, replaced by C.C. Simpson; Two submarine cables severed by Pier D Fire - with photos and text; Ship-to-shore demonstration on CJOR radio; Vancouver's telephone system will be converted to dial; C.A. (Charlie) Price; Frank C. Paterson; Beware of the common cold; Vancouver toll room enlarged; Back cover advertisement for the handy hang-up monophone; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. . Good. 1938. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January 1935 Through Dec. 1936 (Please Note - some Issues Called B.C. Tel. Co. Employee News and are Quite Short) *PERSONAL COPY OF E.P. LABELLE, FEATURED IN OCT/35 ARTICLE*

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Service to Japan, Hawaii and the Philippines now available; Anchors foul cable 4 times within 10 days - Burrard Inlet; Classified system will be extended to remainder of territory - includes full-page rate sheet; Company gains telephones in 1934 after 3 year decline (presumably due to the Great Depression); Company architect, Hugh D. Simpson; Our overseas service kept growing last year; Employee Sales Team Results; Statement of Development, 1 January 1935 - show # of phones per community; System suffers heaviest storm damage in history - January 1935 - 8 pages with photos; New exchange for the Albernis; John C. Miles succeeds John Johnston as Building Head; World Telephone network now includes 60 countries; Billy Palliser - champion salesman for Victoria Plant; Sechelt Company picnic; New phone system for thriving Alberni area - 4 pages with photos; Record 19,000 mile call from Vancouver to Perth, Australia; Dog's bark in Vancouver heard in Scotland; Round the world telephone talk sets record; Telephony's part in Canada's Jubilee celebration - 2 pages with photos; Parksville Exchange has Dial Unit at Qualicum Beach; Arthur R. Harness - garden awards; New switchboard handled by sightless operator - article with photos; PNE float details and photo; 2-page bio. with photo of Eugene P. LaBelle, the company's General Superintendant of Plant *MR. LABELLE'S NAME IS STAMPED ON THIS COPY*; Carrier circuits established between Vancouver and Calgary; Number of phones increased last year; Miss Elizabeth Murray, Vancouver's first chief operator, dies; New radio stations established; Fraser telephone building remodelled; Conference calls link Canadian cities by long distance (!); Operator school reopened; George E. Pittendrigh of Cloverdale, BC - installed Vancouver's first telephones; Telephone folks to the rescue; New Long Distance developments embrace Howe Sound Points; Key to Safety on the Job; New radio link serves Quesnel and adjacent mining area; Vancouver's first emergency phone calls; Newcastle Island Picnic; C.A. (Charlie) Price - Queer theories prove that people read the 'Yellow Pages"; James Welsh - our first formen; Article on the challenges of information operators; Seymour operating room photo; Mr. W.F. Salsbury - helped pave the way for our present telephone system; *CARICATURE OF E.P. LABELLE* and other company executives; Vancouver Arena fire damage quickly repaired; PNE float photo and details; Long Distance developments this year; Dominion Telephone organization meets in Victoria; Ex-policeman Ernest A. Harris recalls use of telephone in 1891; Monte Butler wins more rowing laurels; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Half-leather binding intact. Backstrip loose along front edge. . Fair. 1936. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1951 Through November/December1952

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "Our Ladies of Ladysmith" - 4 photos and text re: operators in this Vancouver Island town; Photos of equipment upgrade in Victoria; New Haney office; Emerald central office in Vancouver; W.S. Pipes Appointed General Manager; Company seeks permission to increase capital; R.S. Argue; Penny Wise; Statement of Development - # of phones operating per exchange; Company fails to earn full dividends; Two fires; Forty years in company trucks; Port Moody-Ioco cable photos; Victoria's largest phone cable; C.C.F. Hall fire; New Union Bay office; rate increase sought; new pole-setting technique with crane - photo; 4 pages of photos and captions from Courtenay; Exchange comes to Fruitvale; Post-war development program continues; Border line pole; H.W. Stevens; Kerrisdale reunion; Haney Conversion; Mission may join B.C. Tel.; Royal Visit; Prize-winning float; North, West and Richmond endorse extended service; G.L. Frost; Company seeks new rates at hearing; Earl Squire; Memoriam for E.P. LaBelle, "Recognized as one of the outstanding men in telephony". Mr. LaBelle retired in 1947 after spending 27 years as General Plant Manager of the company. An impressive concise bio is presented. (This book bears the ink-stamped name 'E.P. LaBelle' on the top edge of the text. Presumably, this book belonged to Eugene LaBelle Jr.); Vancouver City Hall joins Automatic Systems; Vancouver dial service completes move to new quarters; Haney cut to automatic; Automatic service for Yarrow; Charlie Davis (helped publish every issue of Telephone Talk from inception in 1911 to the end of 1951; George McCartney - memoriam with photo; Elgin installation; New Cable for West Van; J.D. Johnston ends long service; Mission's new building; North Central Office Expansion; Square Dancing; Surrey program pushes ahead - photos; Chilliwack equipment added; Elgin automatic unit now in service; Photo of men working above Rock Creek Canyon at Bridesville; Hastings Reunion; Vancouver Toll Expansion; Powell River Photos; New automatic system for Aldergrove; New outdoor pay stations (pay phones); photos of construction of B.C.'s portion of the trans-Canada telephone line; Hammond Photos; Victoria Expansion - photos and text; Abbottsford-Mission cutover; Chilliwack telephone personalities - photos; Nelson-Penticton Toll Line construction photos; our biggest cable goes underground in Vancouver - photos; J.E. Carlile retires; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. . Very Good. 1952. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Long Distance enters Canada's North Country; Telephone reunites B.C. Mother, Whilma Hincks, with son in Switzerland; Bayview and West win traffic service contest; Telephone calls that keep the doctor away; Article on diet/eating by K.F. Robins, Health Supervisor; The dial telephone's magic wheel and how it works - 4 page illustrated article; 2 photos and caption of the only Chinese telephone office outside of China - Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, San Francisco; Statistics re: number of telephone sets per community province-wide; Numerous changes in Vancouver's new telephone directory; Many merry mix-ups followed the directory changes; Calls to Australia now routed across the Pacific; Fred Buckle; A visit to London, England via its telephone directory; The Rolling Pin to the Rescue - the tabulators in the information office; B.C. Ship-to-Shore service expands rapidly in year; Harley D. Miller; Paving the way for Vancouver's dial system; White Rock to have dial system; Carrier now used on Gulf cables linking Vancouver and Nanaimo; New submarine cable laid from Copper Cove to Bowen Island; Greater Vancouver and Royal City have big cable programme; Half a million calls daily in Vancouver; William Tyre; Robert Browning Smith; Vacation from work but not from health; Cover photo of King George and Queen Elizabeth bidding farewell at Chilliwack; Gordon Farrell's yacht on Burrard Inlet; Telephones at the fingertips of Royal Couple throught the tour - 5 page article with great photos; Australia wins telephone 'ashes' in Port Day 'word match'; Wire Photos Transmitted from Vancouver for First Time - 3 pages with photos; "Our PNE exhibit was a crowd magnet - voice mirror"; Cecil Austin McMaster; Robert Smyth; Telephoning popular pastime of singers; Telephone equipment in new Hotel Vancouver - many photos plus article entitled "The House with 700 Phones"; White Rock now has dial system; Percy H. Wilson; Miss Dorothy Howard; Ernest E. Harris; Article on operators by Damon Runyon; Our Al Hunter now a one-man phone company in Liberia, Africa; Vancouver's First Dial Office now in service - 8 page article with photos; Thirtieth Year of Telephone Talk; Flood waters fail to keep Courtenay operators from work; Photos of heavy gang work near Kamloops; Fraser Office will go dial in fall of 1941; The Marine Office Power Plant; A.L. Creech; Some highlights of Vancouver's first dial office - 3 page article with photos; Take Care of your Skin; West Vancouver Office is doubled in size to keep pace with growth; Miss Grace D. Smith; Telephone displays are features of 'Bay' anniversary windows; Walter Hughes, Royal City Plant Man; Sunspots 'sabotage' service - one page article with diagram; Community gift of phone to Colebrook couple Mr. and Mrs. George Frith; Phone Company joins Vancouver's dial system; Allan W. Hunter in Liberia - 4 pages with photos; UBC Silver Jubilee section with many nice photos; Frederick J. Tremblay; Back cover devoted to Dunkerque (Dunkirk); Lumber for the Empire - 9 super pages of great photos (all with captions) of sawmills, logging scenes, buildings constructed of B.C wood; 3 page PNE report with photos; Marine Office now serves over 11,000 telephones; sensational 11-page photographic tribute to B.C's fishing industry; New offices under construction - Fraser; and more. Average wear overall aside from backstrip which is open at front. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. . Fair. 1940. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Many photos of the Ocean Falls mill, the plant and townsite of the Powell River mill, the Woodfibre mill, the Port Mellon mill, and Port Alice; Next Vancouver Dial Cut-Over on Saturday, April 12; Seymour's last 'Number Please' will be uttered April 12; 1886 photo of Tilley's bookstore which housed Vancouver's first telephone switchboard; photo of the Empire Building which housed Vancouver's telephone eschange from 1890 until 1907; Edward (Big Ed) William Singer passes away; Trinity operating room; Statement of Development (# of telephones in various exchanges) as at 1 January, 1941; Savings and Government Loans - article by President of the RBOC; War Bonds Appeal; Telephone operator Marion L. Davis writes of war-time Britain; Pioneer Mission Phone man John A. Catherwood passes away; Notes and photos from Eddie Esson, braving the blitz in England; Employees form credit unions; 6 samples of Canada's first telephone advertising, used in 1877 to promote Bell Telephone usage; artistic full-page war bond advert. with a Churchillian quote and silhouette, complete with cigar; Several pages of nice photos from the Courtenay/Comox region, including the Cumberland Mine; Courtenay and Comox receive new and improved phone service; All of downtown Vancouver now served by dial - multi-page article with photos; John Hough - The Comox Argus; Recycling phone books; Norman J. Dunlop retires; Many photos of Trail and vicinity; New dial unit for Victoria - text and photos; "Buck" Telephone advertisements - promoting the safety benefits of phones; Lauchie McMillan; Many great photos of Port Albernia and area, including a more heavily treed Cathedral Grove; PNE phone exhibit promotion; Peter Grant, Superintendant of switchboard construction, retires; Alan C. Irvine - new Marine Wire Chief; each issue concludes with the number of phones in each exchange; Many photos of Kamloops and area; 'Shortage of Telephone Supplies is a Wartime Problem'; Earl Squire; Fraser telphones now served by dial system - significant text and many photos; War Bond advert.; Elizabeth Teague retires as Victoria Toll Chief; 12 year growth chart of company's system with accompanying bar graph intended to show 'why forecasting is difficult'; Fascinating and substantial text and photos emphasizing conservation due to, among other things, a tin and rubber shortage due to Japanese attacks on Malaya; Photos and text of facility wartime blackout preparations; Jean Peard retires; Name of Highland office to be changed to Hastings; Photos of executives; photos of operator school; A.R.P. (Air Raid Protection?) meetings; Ship-to-shore service saves valuable log tows; Allan Wood Hunter recounts developing phone services in Venezuela; Many photos of drills to prepare for air attacks; Government puts restrictions on telephone installations; Did you use your phone during the Blackout? - article; James Cruickshank retires; Many photos of lovely young operators from across the province; Air Raid Sirens - photos and captions; Article on Norman MacDonald; William Sherry killed in Libya; Hugh D. Simpson; photo of 93' pole being escorted by policeman on motorcycle; Many ARP photos with captions; photo of tabulators at 'information'; two awesome photos from the Marine-Pacific facility; "Watch the Clock While You Talk" ad campaign; Van-Tel and Victel Credit Unions established; Harry Brown; Dog phones police; Great photo of linemen at work in Victoria; Victory Loan Campaign; A letter to 120 toll operators from Navy members A.W. Perkins and J. Hay; The Eyes and Ears of Defence - article by H.J. Hollingum, officer in charge of Aircraft Detection Corps, Western Air Command; Supposing there is a big bang tonight - poster; Air raid poster featuring a grotesquely drawn Japanese pilot; and more. Average wear overall aside from backstrip which is open at back and missing chips. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board, else unmarked. Binding intact. . Fair. 1942. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "Photos of destruction - the result of heavy year-end storms and gale-velocity winds; Interesting photos of construction and construction gangs; $15 million spent on Plant in 3-Year Span; Charles Fisher, Nelson District Manager, Retires; Two veteran Construction Foremen retire - Frank Townsend and James McDevitt; Vancouver Commercial Department reorganized; The Pioneer Trail, by Ken Cowper; Good-bye to Bayview - hello Cedar-Cherry automatic installation; Company fails to meet full divident requirements; Traffic Department Reorganization; Viola Simmons ends varied career; Robert Bell becomes new President of Federation of Telephone Workers of B.C.; Vancouver Boat Show Exhibit; Photos of trunk line installation between Vancouver and West Vancouver; "Emerald" to be first dial unit in Fairmont area; Fairwell to Miss Margaret Moncrieff; Retirement of Thomas Reilly in Duncan; How Unit System benefits Vancouver Subscribers; Accounting Department Changes; Kamloops operating room photo; New Rates sought by B.C. Telephone Company; Decorated phone men - Edmund Esson, Gordon Smith, Ken Milligan; Photos of Sidney office and operators; PNE parade float; Photos of the greatest cable expansion in the company's history; Building program moving forward; Several Canadian Champion athletes; Several photos of Duncan operators, office, construction and repair crews; Good-bye to (one ton!) tabulators; New cable laid from Point Roberts to Mayne Island - photos and text; Nice cover photo of William May of Nelson whose quick action prevented a passenger train wreck near Creston; Lovely full page photo of the Trail operating room; Amazing photo of Jim Gural atop a swaying pole in the middle of a Capilano River flood; Great photos of the Victoria switchboard and staff; Expansion continued at record pace in 1949; Never a dull moment in life of chief operator; Ganges office wins Salt Spring Award; photos of 'when winter came to Colquitz and Keating; Photo of Miss Theodora G. Rhodes, librarian in the Public Relations Department, Vancouver, being presented with the British Empire Medal by Lieutenant-Governor Charles Banks for her service in the Women's Division at the Flying Control Airway Centre at Western Air Command during the war; Two new Vice-Presidents - G.A. Kennedy and H.M. Boyce; Company failed to earn full dividend requirements; Old Man Winter was a formidable foe - January storm destruction in the Fraser Valley; Hastings Barn Dance; Photos of the heavy construction gangs at work in the Fraser Valley; Photos of Trail office and staff; New Rates - many revenue accounting photos; photos of cable spinning; New look pay cheques; Photos of new automatic offices in Osoyoos and Castlegar; Parade float photos; Picnic returns to Newcastle Island; Nice photos of Alberni staff and facilities; Miss Mary Martin - Champion Highland Lassie; Photos of operating school; Final judgement on rates received; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on top edge of text - Mr. Labelle was a distinguished executive of the company. . Good. 1950. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: "All circuits are busy; I will call you" - the phrase of operators dealing with heavy traffic; Good-bye to the Seymour and Trinity manual offices - photos; Photo of the ladies of the Nelson small bore rifle club; adding switching equipment in Victoria; Gas masks, helmets, and more in Alma operating room - photo; Action photo of the First Vancouver Cadet Training Corps; Record load of telephone calls handled in B.C. in 1942 - article and photos; George Friend - Alma plant man - article and photos; Second birthday of the Van-Tel Credit Union; A few lines from the front lines - parts of letters from phone men on active service; John Jessop dies - photo and article; Back cover wartime announcement "Be Careful What You Say"; Photos of females filling in for males in the Vancouver Engineering department; Victory Bond ad.; Wire Shortage - here's why; "Behind the Lines!" - by George Matthew Adams; Wartime Problems of Telephone Business set forth in Annual Report; Great Cheque mystery solved by new payroll machine - 2 pages of photos and text; Popular traffic official dies - Robert A Henderson; Honour Roll, World War II; Honour Roll, World War I; Credit Union article; Letter by operator Elsie Forman; variety of photos emphasizing wartime parts shortages and recycling; Victory Bond ad.; E.E. (Slim) Sinden, wire chief at Chilliwack; Operator's form association; Roland Arthur Chute, former Kamloops Manager, retires; John Sowerby - survived fire and earthquake to become a phone man - article and photos; P.J. (Pete) McCormick retires; Illustrated letter from G.R. Peakes, Major-General, G.O.C.-in-C., Pacific Command, saluting the telephone industry; Many additional war photos/content; Using phones to report forest fires; Article on operator 'Quiz Kids' - information operators; honour roll of employees who have joined the war effort; Oliver Plant man Reuben Echlis retires; article from Reader's Digest arguing for wartime wage and price controls; James D. Baker passes away; William Henry Cooke retires; Update from Pipe-Major Edmund Esson in Sicily; Ex-operators rally to aid of telephone company, including newspaper ad.; Miss Leonie Michaud retires; Hockey star and telephone man Leslie Steel dies in Vancouver; many wonderful Victory Garden photos; war bond ad; Victory Loan depends on the Phone; Introducing Jack Veitch; Ads showing the wartime contributions of operators; in memory of Henry G. E. Goult; Victoria construction gang at work in photos; Photo of Victoria's operators at work; Farewell to Ernest F. Helliwell; Cranbrook operator, Minnie Egan, retires; Edward Dawson dies suddenly; Sergeant James Clark, R.C.A.F., reported a missing; Ernest S. Harris bids farewell; Cover photo of Pilot Officer Gordon Heselton, the first B.C. man to win a decoration in WWII (with story inside); photo of '25 club' war savings stamp booklet; 40 miles of phone bills - many photos; Record long distance load in 1943 but local calls show decline; John D. Johnston, general commercial manager; Full page instructions with the heading "Strict Conservation of Paper now a Necessity"; Jim Baigent and Arthur (Pop) Harness retire; "Lick Stamps to Lick Hitler" on back cover of one issue; Telephone Talk is shrunk to conserve paper; Net Revenue decrease in 1943; Full-page article on inflation; Operators purchase many victory bonds - text and many photos; G.R. (Dick Drew), new supervising foreman; John (Jack) C. Miles retires; wartime letter from Bella Groom in Birmingham, England; Details of $300 Victory Loan contest; Edward Snead, employee records supervisor; *Photo of "a new Hollywood movie star... Miss Yvonne De Carlo of Vancouver, niece of Kerrisdale operator, Mrs. Ross MacKenzie*; Victory Bond essay contest winners; Farewell to Miss Irene Jefferson; Duncan staff honours Miss Clara Whidden; Thomas Airth Fleming retires; and more. Average wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and inside front board. Front half of backstrip open. Chips from backstrip. Binding intact. . Fair. 1944. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: awarding of Distinguished Flying Cross to Flt.-Lieut. Gordon Smith; Excellent photo of Vancouver radiotelephone operators at work; Long Distance Load in '44 set new record - statistics; Radiotelephone saves 3 lives when tug sinks; Annie Gillman - never late for work in 38 years as operator; Telephone Trouble - by Francis Aldham of the Vancouver Daily Province; Forty Miles of Telephone Bills - reprinted from the December 1944 issue of Western Business and Industry; Harold Morse retires; A few lines from the front lines - portions of letters from telphone employees on active service; Large black and white reproduction of B.C. Tel. Victory Bond advertisement featuring Winston Churchill; Expansion Programme will fall short of needs - with drawing of new central office building at Tenth Ave. and Yew St.; Digits control names of new Central Offices; Report shows phone situation still serious - no prospect of relief in near future; Al Miller retires after 36 years of service; Popular chief operator, Edna Green, resigns; Farewell to Don (Mac) McAuley; Photo of the "Kamloops Kid" - Dave Wilkie; Photos of Sports Starlets; A Telephone Man in the Navy - a lengthy letter to the editor from Elect. Lieut. N.J. Dunlop, R.C.N.V.R.; Article - Two Million Wait for Phones in North America, and relevant B.C. Tel advertisement; Cover photo of U.S. Army Bronze Star recipient Staff Sgt. Robert Creech; Photos of the three Stephan sisters who are operators; Photo of war shortage billboard; Voices with smiles - article from the Vancouver Daily Province by Gordon McCallum; Article - $64 question in the telephone business; Plagued by Shortages - article from the National War Finance Committee; article and photo - Pup Flies Atlantic with Flt. Lt. Gordon Heselton; Article on Robert Garnett Tatlow, Vancouver Pioneer; B.C.'s First Emergency Phone Call - Pants torn by Dog; Construction photos of 'Cedar'; War's End Brings Record Long Distance Load; Heading Back to Normal - but still a long way to go; Death removes Ernest F. Helliwell; Radiotelephone service to the rescue; Photo of phone installer Charlie McAndrew, and the billboard which used the photo; Photos of North Vancouver staff and facilities; Secret of wartime 'what-is-it' building on Seymour finally revealed - photos and two-page article; 5 excellent pages of photos and article on the building of the Pacific Communications System, 'One of our Biggest War Jobs'; Daisy Bonde retires; Excellent photo of B.C. Telephone's 'Sky Riders', dangling 350 feet in the air over Rock Creek Canyon; 3 more billboard photos; We are establishing an F.M. Radio Network; We subscribed nearly $2,000,000 to the war effort; Farewell to Miss Mary Lloyd, Ernest Cole and William Silver; Many photos of employees knitting; Trail operators at work; Eighteen Thousand Calls a day - article; New record for telephone calls in 1945; Difficulties of supply situation again stressed in telephone company's annual report; Charlie McAndrew has installed 40,000 photos; Cupid is main cause of our traffic problems - article; Only photo available of Vancouver's first telephone exchange, established in 1885 in Tilley's book store, on the east side of Carrall St.; PNE float; Alma open house; Hastings Hay Ride; Better phone service to central B.C. points - article; Gilbert (Gil) Gilfillan has served Abbotsford for 20 years; New Communications Centre for Vancouver; Refurbishing the former defense communications building on Seymour; Telephone Trouble - article from the Vancouver News-Herald; Let Your Smile Be Heard - from an address by Miss Marion Mitchell, P.B.X. Supervisor, Victoria; photo of 3,000 cards of people awaiting phones in New Westminster; Photo of busy New Westminster operating room; Victoria Host to 1946 Phone Convention; Third Dial Unit for Downtown Vancouver; Vancouver girl weds by long distance - Dawn V. Bohmer; Vancouver Operator recruiting campaign - desperate need for female workers; great photos of construction of the Trans-Canada Telephone Line in the wilds of B.C.; 3 humourous billboards explaining shortages; Article on R.F. (Bob) Williams, president of the Fed. of Telephone Workers; and more. Moderate wear. Ink stamp of company executive E.P. LaBelle upon fore- and top edges, and endpapers. Back half of backstrip almost entirely open. Binding tight and square. . Good. 1946. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Port Alberni operator's help save infant's life (photo); Abbotsford and Mission 'cut' to automatic - 8 pages of photos and text; Photo of laying cable between Mission and Abbotsford; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Script of two successive broadcasts by Dorwin Baird of radio station CJOR re: proposed telephone rate increases; Telephone growth sets all-time record in 1952; Interim rate increase authorized; Nice photo of North Vancouver automatic telephone being installed in preparation for cut-over; Photos of cable-laying near Lion's Gate Bridge; new buildings for Albion, Belmont and Colquitz; Company earns dividends but has surplus shortage; Mr. W.S. Pipes; Gerald Clarke - Memoriam with photo; New buildings for Richmond and Steveston; Photos of expansion of Vancouver Island; Doug Beckett, 19, - Big League Baseball Prospect - photo; New International Radiotelephone Link; The Telephone in our Air Defense Picture - article; farewell to Miss H.L. Montgomery; dramatic photos of conduit installation under and on Lion's Gate Bridge; Photos of Port Coquitlam progress; Cloverdale's automatic program; R.S. Argue is new traffic manager; John Dickson Johnston in memoriam, with photo; Fred Buckle winds up record career; great Cloverdale office photos; Expansion photos from Kamloops, Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; A.J. Jack retires after 41 years; Trail and Rossland favour 'Free Calling'; 18,000 attended civil defense show; Kootenay Company joins B.C. Tel.; wonderful photo of 'sky-riders' working on lines over the Columbia River at Trail; North Van. goes automatic; Stirling Ross closes 50 year career; Nice photos of some of the company's heavy work gangs in the field; Photos of the company's war against winter; Company expansion sets new record; List of Exchanges - # of lines operating per community; Albion-Belmont Colquitz Cut-over; Radiotelephone network still expanding - article with 2 maps; Stirling Ross - in Memoriam, with photo; Port Coquitlam Photos; photos of a cable repair off Mayne Island; new New West Plant Center building; Cranbrook construction - photo of breaking ground; Editor of Telephone Talk, Peard Sutherland passes away - article with photo; Chilliwack joins B.C. Tel; photos of some of the equipment used to serve the British Empire Games in Vancouver; British Empire Games Transmitted in Record time - 2 page article; Inside New Westminster; Victoria Expansion Photos; A.H. Lemmon - Memoriam with photo; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of company employee E.P. LaBelle stamped on top and bottom edges of text. . Good. 1954. First Edition.

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Photos of operators at work in Haney, Nanaimo and Port Moody; $35 million improvement and expansion programme; Rotation billing will be inaugurated in March; Ed Tomer terminates 44-year career; Victoria says good-bye to George Gaetz; Daniel G. Houston - he installed phones in the horse-and-wagon days; Retirement of Thomas (Tom) Smith; photos of W.J. Jefree's clothing store and W.J. Pendray soap works, both in Victoria - the first commercial firms in British Columbia to be linked by a telephone line, in 1880; Photo of Nanaimo's first telephone office in 1887 at the fruit store of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Cavalsky; Photo of splicer's school; Annual report reveals record demand for service as result of great growth of province; World telephone network is operating again; A farewell to Dave Falconer; The telephone situation as we see it today; Hammond-Haney toll charges eliminated; From Office Boy to District Plant Chief - Lindsay Morrison; High school visitors to the Hasting's operator area; New Building Commemorates Name of First Company President, William Farrell - article with photos; A Report on the telephone situation in B.C.; Thirty-Four Years of Phone Service at Parksville; First commercial VHF circuits now in service here; Toll Chief Operator weds Chief Engineer - A.H. Lemmon and Lila Boden; advertising slogans; Wirephoto service comes to Vancouver; Telephony made great Strides during Labelle Career - Eugene P. LaBelle retires after 44 years in telephony *THIS APPEARS TO BE THE PERSONAL COPY OF MR. LABELLE AS HIS NAME IS STAMPED ON TOP EDGE OF TEXT*; A.C. Bull Elected Federation President; Photo of lovely twin sister operators in Vancouver; Photos behind the scenes at the Victoria Plant Building; New Dial Offic, 'Cedar', Now in Service; 800,000 phone calls per day in Vancouver; Wage increases for 1,000 plant employees; Meet the Executive Assistant's Department - many photos; Nearly 3,800 Bayview phones 'cut' to Cedar; Revenue accounting girls adopt three orphans; replica's of 3 recent billboards, 2 of which include suggestions for party line use; misc. photos of Fraser Valley operators; 1947 was record year despite shortages; *Car phone* service now available - with photo; Leo Griggs, Nanaimo Plant Head, retires; Fifteen years ago; Three blind mice in South America - Kathleen Stephen and Catherine Wilson recall their trip; Ads advise fewer calls, shorter calls - with 2 ads; "Newton" joins our telephone family - story and photos; 1947 progress was offset by record demand annual report points out; 37 years of ups and downs - Percy Turley, cable-splicing foreman; Miss Gertrude Greaves honoured; Photos of Seymour (Vancouver) operators; photo of radiotelephone transmitting station at Lulu Island; various photos inside Kamloops office with staff; article on John (Jack) C. Hemer; Operators learn Human Nature's Queer Quirks; Newspaper columnist visits new William Farrell Building; Trans-Canada phone system construction job resumed - text and photos; photos of staff and facilities at Princeton; Spirit of service triumphs over flood - photos of washed out Mission bridge and more, plus article; PNE float photos; Introducing the company's new business library; New submarine cable links Vancouver and North Shore - photos and text; T. Percy Waters retires; Banner phone year despite continued shortages; Meet the Telephone Company's Traffic Engineer - Ralph S. Argue; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. . Good. 1948. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1955 Through November/December1956

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Good-bye to the Fairmont board in Vancouver - great photos including one with Miss Joan Ross; Map of radiotelephone chains; Fairmont Cutover Highlights; Merritt switchboard gutted - photo; Photo of a young Kenneth Dye - who went on to serve as Auditor-General of Canada from 1981-1991; Company Auto Equipment Staff; Photos of the expansion of Vancouver's underground telephone system; Many photos of Kamloops staff at work; New phone system for Vancouver's new Public Safety Building - photos; 1954 Annual Report Highlights; Record expansion this year; Outdoor phone booths popular; 15 years ago; Photos of Victoria's expansion program; Victoria Commercial Office modernized - photos; Photos of moving phone lines prior to dismantling the old Granville Street Bridge; New radiotelephone mast on Lulu Island - photos; New Engineering Section formed; Automatic Toll Board for Royal City; Conversion project for Vancouver's Dexter office; Photos of placing cable 70 feet above the Fraser River near Boston Bar; Photo of 'Jocko', the company chimpanzee; Sales Training; Campbell River First North-west Conversion to automatic operation; Oliver and Osoyoos approve free calling; Walter R. Jones retires; L.C. Patey passes away; path testing to begin for microwave system - article; photos of cable-laying between Ioco and Port Moody; microwave skyway - photos and text; photos of loss of part of the bridge at Mission; microwave path testing completed for B.C. - article with map; photo and article of 'electronic secretary' (hint: picture a big box with a record player in it!); List of Exchanges in B.C. and # of lines operating; photos of heavy gangs at work; access to microwave sites 'most difficult' (article); G.W.S. Montgomery passes away; photos of New West's Lakeview office; Engineering for TD-2 Microwave in B.C. - article with map; Photos of laying underwater cable near Nelson; 1955 - company's best year ever; James Hamilton and C.B. Diplock retire; Aerial tram to serve Dog Mountain site near Hope; Teletype now links Trans-Canada system; "They Take their telephone with them - great article and photos on the use of radiotelephones - early car phones!; groundwork laid for microwave in B.C.; R.A. Story ends 46 years career; Photos of cable-laying between Mayne Island and Swartz Bay; photos of blasting near Hedley; North-west acquires Peace River; PNE photos; Dog Mountain construction photos; photos of the Mid-Canada Line, which supplemented the DEW line; article and photo re: the new 'Speakerphone'; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on top and bottom edges of text - Mr. Labelle was a second-generation employee of the company. . Good. 1956. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1959 Through January/February 1960

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company Ltd.. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Rate increase approval; explansion plans for 1959, including new purchasing, warehousing and repair centre to be built at Manitoba Street and Southeast Marine Drive in Vancouver; Operator Distance Dialing Nears Reality; B.C.'s Biggest Television Events in 1958 as covered by mobile television links, including the Ripple Rock blast, the visit of H.R.H. Princess Margaret, and the Grey Cup; Changes to Sales Organization; Automating Accounting; Expanding the Personnel Department; Conversion of manual systems to dial operation; Conversion of Glenburn to Cypress; New Long Distance Route to Kamloops; Dial phones come to Sidney, Keating and James Island; Pension Plan Personalized; Adoption of Irregular Base Rate Areas; Closing of two historic switchboards in Victoria and Vancouver; Teletype Sale Made to East Asiatic; R.W.J. Angus becomes new General Commercial Manager; The Birth of N.P.A. 604 (the 604 area code); High cost of workplace accidents; Long Distance Anniversary greetings to a New Westminster Rotary Club from around the Western Hemisphere; Removal of high-wire span that linked Agassiz and Chilliwack since 1910 (6 pnotos); Conversion jobs sparked romances; Maintenance men to match our mountains; The visit of the queen (14 photos); "Follow Me" - a child's-eye view of the telephone company through the medium of C.B.C. television; Vancouver General Hospital (3 photos); Electronic 'Detectives' Guard Microwave; The FW-1 intertoll switching installation in the William Farrell Building - the brain and heart of toll; Logging by Radio - New Switchboard serves radiotelephone subscribers; Laying cable in the Pitt River (2 photos); Opening of new headquarters in 700 block of Seymour Street in Vancouver (3 photos); A new approach to serving the public in the new addition; Activation of a new radiotelephone long distance system through the Cariboo - illustrated; Traffic Signs for Toll; New Woodland Central Office serves Whalley (photos); Phone fashion; Network Television reaches the Interior; 500,000th telephone installed; Night move of revenue accounting to 555 Seymour (photos); Terrace phones now automatic (photos); Traffic, Staff Metering - Instantly; Service at New Denver is Personalized; The Heave-Ho Boys - name your antenna and they'll put it up! (with great photos); new building for Gibsons, Sechelt; Kamloops Editorial salutes operators; Transmission Levesl - an FW-1 Problem; Plans for 1960, including completion of Burnaby centre; Graph of telephone growth in B.C. since 1880; History of the Alma Central Office; The Happy Islanders on Calvert, Trutch and Swindle Islands; Machines take over in the Accounting Field; Rough weather at Newcastle Ridge; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on bottom edge of text. A photo and announcement re: Mr. Labelle is found in the July/August 1959 issue. . Very Good. 1960. First Edition.

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British Columbia Telephone Company (B.C. Tel./Telus) Telephone Talk: Bound Issues January/February 1957 Through November/December1958

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British Columbia: British Columbia Telephone Company. Hardcover. Half-leather binding. Telephone Talk was the glossy bimonthly publication of the British Columbia Telephone Company. It was written by employees for employees to present information of interest to those engaged in the plant, traffic, commercial, operating, accounting and other departments of the service. Each issue is replete with black and white photos and information on topics such as: company, industry and technological news, traffic levels, expansion plans, personnel announcements, publicity and social events, deaths, weddings, lists of exchanges, and more. As such, these issues serve as a vital preserve of rare and fascinating British Columbia history. This volume covers topics including: Laying cable for the new United States - Alaska telephone link; Working around the sudden collapse of a 150-foot span of the Mission Abbotsford Bridge in 1955(photos); New truck digs its own post holes in the Peace River area; Storm cripples telephone plant; Overseas Rates Cut; More Long Distance Circuits; Repeater key to Trans-Atlantic Cable; Telephone man (Clifford Sherlock) treads trapline on weekends; 1956 review; Recruiting Program; microwave towers to carry second Radio Telephone system - article and photo; List of Exchanges i.e. # of phones operating in each community; photo of microwave relay truck; Dog Mountain tramway completed - text and photos; Howe Sound Line Rebuild -photos with captions; Squamish Exchange - photos; Private radiotelephone system feeds sawmill operations - two pages of photos and text; Nanaimo to be SATT dialing center - article; photos of 'microwaves across the mountains; passing of Mr. R.S. Argue; Great photos of the Vedder Crossing; Ladner goes automatic; Photos of Terrace staff; 'floating phones' - nice set of photos of phones at work at sea; Training; photos from atop Promontory Mountain and Greenstone Mountain; Gordon Farrell now Board Chairman (Karsh photo); Cyrus H. McLean now President (photo); B.C. Microwave to open 1 July - great photos; microwave opening previewed; 1958 big year for radiotelephone - article and map; 7,000 mile trade goodwill call; picture of a Moore "Formorama"; Coverage of the Ripple Rock Blase - with photo; increasew will not give required revenue; Microwave Skyway - text and photos; B.C. Centennial coverage facilities very complex; Oliver cutover; photo of men at work over the Sumas River; TOC - the Television Operating Center, inside the Farrell Building in Vancouver; Lloyd Purdy and John Martin retire; Creston Cutover; Photos of the radiotelephon serving an active paving company; Meet Fred Feeney - article with photo; Ladysmith converts to Automatic - photos; Lloyd Purdy and Percy Crute retire after a combined 82 years of service; Victoria 2-5 conversion; photos of microwave sites readying for onslaught of winter; and more. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight and square. Marbled endpapers. Name of E.P. LaBelle stamped on bottom- and fore-edges of text. Mr. Labelle was a second-generation employee off the company. . Very Good. 1958. First Edition.

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