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Folder Catalogs (by Date)

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Folder Publications and Educational Documents (by Date)

Organized by year of publication (if known).


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Switchboard Lamp Cap Display Photos
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.

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

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.

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