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Bell Laboratories Record Magazine ( 278 Files )

See Chuck Hensley's comprehensive index to articles in the BLR in the folder below.  It can be used to locate articles to research, whether found in the TCI LIbrary or elsewhere.

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HINT:  Search for "BLR" followed by a topic keyword to find a series of related articles.  Use alphabetic sort to display them in chronological order.  e.g.  BLR PBX  or  BLR Picturephone.

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Documents

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WE Railroad Telephone and Selective Apparatus - 1922 OCR [LARGE FILE] WE Railroad Telephone and Selective Apparatus - 1922 OCR [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 01/24/2012
Date modified: 01/24/2012
Filesize: 19.61 MB
Downloads: 541

20MB. 55 pages. T-66[8]?  Text-searchable. Circuits, Apparatus, Sets, Testing, Semaphore, Cables, Cords, Howlers, etc.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.  OCR / Size reduction by Clint Gilliland.

WE Railroad Telephone and Selective Apparatus - 1922 [LARGE FILE] WE Railroad Telephone and Selective Apparatus - 1922 [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 01/24/2012
Date modified: 01/24/2012
Filesize: 61.21 MB
Downloads: 759

63MB. 55 pages. T-66[8]?  Circuits, Apparatus, Sets, Testing, Semaphore, Cables, Cords, Howlers, etc.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky

Our Family Album -  Pacific Telephone Photos from 1884-1922 [LARGE FILE] Our Family Album - Pacific Telephone Photos from 1884-1922 [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 01/12/2012
Date modified: 01/12/2012
Filesize: 57.61 MB
Downloads: 404
58MB.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

"Cohering" - Capacitors in Handsets "Cohering" - Capacitors in Handsets

Date added: 12/30/2011
Date modified: 12/30/2011
Filesize: 31.55 kB
Downloads: 523
Extracts from the Bell System Technical Journal (April 1932) and several BSPs highlight reasons for adding capacitors to handsets.  BSPs referenced include C30.002, C32.203 and C32.275.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

38jan IndianaTelNews P7 Culver 740-AX PBX   First Tel Exchange New Haven 38jan IndianaTelNews P7 Culver 740-AX PBX First Tel Exchange New Haven

Date added: 12/11/2011
Date modified: 12/11/2011
Filesize: 5.85 MB
Downloads: 631
Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

38jan IndianaTelNews P5 Crossbar Switch For Dial Central Offices 38jan IndianaTelNews P5 Crossbar Switch For Dial Central Offices

Date added: 12/11/2011
Date modified: 12/11/2011
Filesize: 5.64 MB
Downloads: 446
Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

53nov PTM - San Franciscos Last Manual Exchange 53nov PTM - San Franciscos Last Manual Exchange

Date added: 11/10/2011
Date modified: 08/27/2014
Filesize: 6.52 MB
Downloads: 1983

1953, Pacific Telephone Magazine. Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

Ultimate Wheeled Conveyance Pt 2 - Spring 1960 Ultimate Wheeled Conveyance Pt 2 - Spring 1960

Date added: 11/10/2011
Date modified: 11/10/2011
Filesize: 17.96 MB
Downloads: 465
Spring 1960.  New York Telephone.  General Engineering Bulletin.  "Latest developments in electric vehicle design."   Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

53sep PTM - Two Piece Handset Telephones - "It's a Matter of Money" - 1953 53sep PTM - Two Piece Handset Telephones - "It's a Matter of Money" - 1953

Date added: 11/10/2011
Date modified: 08/27/2014
Filesize: 20.12 MB
Downloads: 593

September 1953, Pacific Telephone Magazine.  Explains financial motivation for installing refurbed equipment.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

53sep PTM - Those Amazingly Popular Outdoor Payphones - 1953 53sep PTM - Those Amazingly Popular Outdoor Payphones - 1953

Date added: 11/10/2011
Date modified: 08/27/2014
Filesize: 21.99 MB
Downloads: 511

September 1953, Pacific Telephone Magazine.  Includes photos.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

Western Electric equipment in Hollywood's Don Lee Studios Western Electric equipment in Hollywood's Don Lee Studios

Date added: 10/19/2011
Date modified: 10/19/2011
Filesize: 9.79 MB
Downloads: 845
Radio and Television News, May 1949.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 5 0f 5 [LARGE FILE] New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 5 0f 5 [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 10/05/2011
Date modified: 01/16/2012
Filesize: 25.96 MB
Downloads: 406
Coverage of a major hurricane with many photos of the damage and recovery effort.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 4 0f 5 [LARGE FILE] New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 4 0f 5 [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 10/05/2011
Date modified: 01/16/2012
Filesize: 39.8 MB
Downloads: 423
Coverage of a major hurricane with many photos of the damage and recovery effort.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 3 0f 5 [LARGE FILE] New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 3 0f 5 [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 10/05/2011
Date modified: 01/16/2012
Filesize: 40.41 MB
Downloads: 424
Coverage of a major hurricane with many photos of the damage and recovery effort.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 2 0f 5 [LARGE FILE] New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 2 0f 5 [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 10/05/2011
Date modified: 01/16/2012
Filesize: 43.86 MB
Downloads: 406
Coverage of a major hurricane with many photos of the damage and recovery effort.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 1 0f 5 [LARGE FILE] New England Telephone Topics, Oct 1938 - Hurricane part 1 0f 5 [LARGE FILE]

Date added: 10/05/2011
Date modified: 01/16/2012
Filesize: 49.33 MB
Downloads: 451
Coverage of a major hurricane with many photos of the damage and recovery effort.  Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.

WE PBX Dial Mountings Connections WE PBX Dial Mountings Connections

Date added: 10/05/2011
Date modified: 10/05/2011
Filesize: 19.67 kB
Downloads: 462
Contributed by Steph Kerman.

Trouble Recorder WestStreet CAMA Tandem No4 NYTel MBW General Engineering Bulletin Apr60 Trouble Recorder WestStreet CAMA Tandem No4 NYTel MBW General Engineering Bulletin Apr60

Date added: 08/06/2011
Date modified: 08/06/2011
Filesize: 197.7 kB
Downloads: 436

Manhattan Dial CO MiscBureaus NYTel Apr60 Manhattan Dial CO MiscBureaus NYTel Apr60

Date added: 08/06/2011
Date modified: 08/06/2011
Filesize: 206.88 kB
Downloads: 608

Identified Outward Dialing NYTel MBW General Engineering Bulletin Apr60 Identified Outward Dialing NYTel MBW General Engineering Bulletin Apr60

Date added: 08/06/2011
Date modified: 08/06/2011
Filesize: 320.37 kB
Downloads: 659

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