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Catalogs

Catalogs ( 21 Files )

Also check on-line sources, such as Google Books.  For example, the 1916 Yearbook can be found here:   http://www.princetonimaging.com/library/western_electric_catalog_1916/
 
And with a 192 page Railway Supply Supplement, here:
   http://books.google.com/books/about/Electrical_Supply_Year_Book.html?id=AvpYAAAAYAAJ

TCI Members will find more catalogs in the "Members Only" area on www.telephonecollectors.org

Documents

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Stand By! -- The Battle of Jacobs Hill in Westchester Stand By! -- The Battle of Jacobs Hill in Westchester

Date added: 10/19/2011
Date modified: 10/19/2011
Filesize: 2.54 MB
Downloads: 1535
Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

AT&T Workers: Drugged, Bugged and Coming Unplugged - Mother Jones 1981 AT&T Workers: Drugged, Bugged and Coming Unplugged - Mother Jones 1981

Date added: 10/19/2011
Date modified: 10/19/2011
Filesize: 9.35 MB
Downloads: 10374
August 1981.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

17feb New England Tel Tel Organization Chart 17feb New England Tel Tel Organization Chart

Date added: 08/06/2011
Date modified: 08/06/2011
Filesize: 146.9 kB
Downloads: 1696

60spring NYTel Number Format Change 60spring NYTel Number Format Change

Date added: 08/06/2011
Date modified: 08/06/2011
Filesize: 416.22 kB
Downloads: 1989
Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

Form M1021 - Key System Worksheet, 4-67 Form M1021 - Key System Worksheet, 4-67

Date added: 04/26/2011
Date modified: 04/26/2011
Filesize: 1.29 MB
Downloads: 1724

Sample filled-in form used to document keyset characteristics.  Used to plan an installation, and as a reference for installers and repair techs.  Sets were identified with letters and numbers.  Letters on clear plastic number card windows (Form E-2959) are covered in BSP C37.321, I5, section 2.27.  Apparently there were "forms" from -A to -Z (except -I) with the corresponding letter on the disk.

"At multi-station key telephone set installations, as in the 1A and 1A1 Key Telephone Systems or in 750A or 755A P.B.X. systems, etc., substitute these windows in the station number card holders for the regular windows ... to designate stations A, B, C, etc., in accordance with the work sheet data furnished with the service order.  Also refer to these letter designations when reporting station visits for either installation or maintenance reasons."

Scan is poor quality, as the original was a vintage photocopied form.  Contributed by Jeremy Walters



Switchboard Lamp Cap Display Photos Switchboard Lamp Cap Display Photos

Date added: 03/08/2011
Date modified: 03/08/2011
Filesize: 1.83 MB
Downloads: 2278
Photos of a switchboard lamp cap display under various lighting conditions, shows many colors and symbols used.  For catalog information search for "lamp caps"  Contributed by Steph Kerman.

LTT 5-58.05.1 I1 Portable Telephone Kit for Remote Radio Broadcasts LTT 5-58.05.1 I1 Portable Telephone Kit for Remote Radio Broadcasts

Date added: 12/11/2010
Date modified: 12/11/2010
Filesize: 488.48 kB
Downloads: 2502
Jan 72. Kit includes WE 712B Princess and Type 30A Voice Coupler.  (Steve C.)

AM TR CSO 000088 Section F Std Jacks 030910 Tl AM TR CSO 000088 Section F Std Jacks 030910 Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 1.31 MB
Downloads: 2284

Bell-Telephone-Planner Tl Bell-Telephone-Planner Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 7.22 MB
Downloads: 1711

INTER-PHONES-1918-WE-CAT Tl INTER-PHONES-1918-WE-CAT Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 07/22/2014
Filesize: 4.22 MB
Downloads: 2372

Extract from the 1918 Western Electric Electrical Supply Year Book covering Interphones.

IW Cable Tl IW Cable Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 2.03 MB
Downloads: 2147

Terminology-A Tl Terminology-A Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 5.01 MB
Downloads: 2559

Toll-Systems-(by-WECo) Tl Toll-Systems-(by-WECo) Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 3.62 MB
Downloads: 2258

Trunk And Facilities Maintenance System Tl Trunk And Facilities Maintenance System Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 639.59 kB
Downloads: 2358

WECo L5 Carrier Tl WECo L5 Carrier Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 1.88 MB
Downloads: 5283

WECo SCOTS Tl WECo SCOTS Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 08/17/2010
Filesize: 1.99 MB
Downloads: 2060

Western Electric 1317 Wood Wall Magneto Telephone - Care and Operation Tl Western Electric 1317 Wood Wall Magneto Telephone - Care and Operation Tl

Date added: 08/17/2010
Date modified: 04/14/2013
Filesize: 2.85 MB
Downloads: 3812

Instruction Bulletin 301, P-244239, Information on the Care and Operation of No. 1317 Telephone Sets, undated.  25 pages covering assembly, installation (incoming line and ground connections but no internal circuit diagram), adjustment, testing, troubleshooting and parts.   Search for "magneto 317" for several wiring diagrams.

WECo News - July 24, 1915 Memorial WECo News - July 24, 1915 Memorial

Date added: 08/09/2010
Date modified: 08/09/2010
Filesize: 512.83 kB
Downloads: 2390

PT&T 1967 Pocket Service Guide PT&T 1967 Pocket Service Guide

Date added: 12/20/2009
Date modified: 12/20/2009
Filesize: 1.33 MB
Downloads: 2419

PT&T 1967 Pocket Service Guide

MM 67-2623-2 MM 67-2623-2

Date added: 12/15/2009
Date modified: 12/15/2009
Filesize: 1.72 MB
Downloads: 1602

Bell Labs Technical Memorandum 67-2623-2
Active RC-Tantalum Integrated Circuit Filter Design for High Performance
SPecifications - Part 1, 2/1/1967

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