TELEPHONY (Mar, 1930)

I had no idea the word telephony was this old.



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  1. Flip says: November 22, 20106:08 am

    Here it is,1911 copyright…

    Nb – my father was, at one time, a telephonist.

  2. Stephen says: November 22, 20106:13 am

    It is MUCH older than that. The Oxford English Dictionary gives the first use as the title of an 1876 lecture printed in the “Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences”, called “Researches in Telephony”. I’ll let you guess the name of the lecturer, but here’s a clue: his initials were A.G.B.

  3. GaryM says: November 22, 20107:32 am

    Free for only $6! (Multiply that by about 10 to get an equivalent in today’s dollars.)

  4. Flip says: November 22, 20107:41 am
  5. DouglasUrantia says: November 22, 20109:15 pm

    Oh Steve…could he be married to a deaf lady?

    I wonder if it gave you instructions on how to install 20 phones in one room…..;-))

  6. Kosher Ham says: November 24, 20103:16 pm

    A telephonist is not the same as a pianist?

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