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January Singing Wires and Switchers' Quarterly are now available in the members login area.
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Telephone Collectors International is an organization of telephone collectors, hobbyists and historians who are helping to preserve the history of the telecommunications industry through the collection of telephones and telephone related material. Our collections represent all aspects of the industry; from the very first wooden prototypes that started the industry to the technological marvels that made the automatic telephone exchange possible.
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Telephone Collectors International
3805 Spurr Circle
Brea, CA 92823
Highlights: This Month's Singing Wires
- The Golfball Telephone
By Laurence Rudolf
- The President's Column
Pulse Dialing, is the end near?
- Wartime Desk Conversions
By Gary Goff
- A phone from an old steamship
Research turns up fascinating data
- Creating the BLR Archive
- Mayday! Mayday!
Illinois Bell Mothers day disaster
- 1979 Surprise
6000 miles to find my own telephone number
- Show Announcements
- Buy / Sell / Trade
Bonus Section: only available online
- Who made that dial tone?
- Many photos of golf ball phones
- Photos of the ship the phone in part one came from
Highlights: Our Latest Switchers' Quarterly
- Seen in Captivity
An Automatic Electric number identification test set
by Paul Wills
- AE Type 70 ANI Detector
by Chris Mattingly
- A week at the Ranch
Work at the JKL
- European Telephone Trip
by Chris Mattingly
- The Switch List
Stuff for Sale, Back Issues
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