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Bell Laboratories Record Magazine

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.

Chuck has offered to scan a limited number of pages from his collection (at his convenience).  Send requests using the "Contact Us" link in the Menu Bar above.

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.

When posted, complete scanned BLR issues were available here:
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1938 Kearny Works Open House - Telephone Review 1938 Kearny Works Open House - Telephone Review

Date added: 10/28/2009
Date modified: 11/11/2009
Filesize: 1.81 MB
Downloads: 706

"Thousands Visit Kearney's Wonder Workshop," Telephone Review, Dec 38, Starts on page 7.

1948 NYC (New York City) Exchange Areas 1948 NYC (New York City) Exchange Areas

Date added: 11/11/2009
Date modified: 11/11/2009
Filesize: 59.03 kB
Downloads: 610

1977 021B Terminology - Bell System Training 1977 021B Terminology - Bell System Training

Date added: 11/11/2009
Date modified: 11/12/2009
Filesize: 5.01 MB
Downloads: 739

171 pages.? Provides a reference to common terms used in the 021 series of courses.? Marked for internal use within the Bell System.

Topics include: CO Equipment, Apparatus, Equipment, Cable & Wiring, Engineering Aids, References (e.g. Standards, Technical Design Manual, BSPs), and Ordering Apparatus.

500 Set Design - 1949 500 Set Design - 1949

Date added: 11/19/2009
Date modified: 06/06/2012
Filesize: 1.44 MB
Downloads: 1136
Notes on the Discussions at the Conference of Bell System Lecturers, May 1949.  Detailed description of the new 500 set -- features and internal components. Introduction year.  Interesting speculations on possible future directions.

Manual Switchboards Manual Switchboards

Date added: 01/07/2010
Date modified: 01/07/2010
Filesize: 1.21 MB
Downloads: 920

Aids For Special Needs Mountain Bell Aids For Special Needs Mountain Bell

Date added: 01/24/2010
Date modified: 01/24/2010
Filesize: 7.72 MB
Downloads: 790

Aids for Special Needs

Mountain Bell's Special Needs Center; Denver Colorado

The services and equipment described in this booklet were
specially designed to help make telephone use easier for our customers
with a hearing, speech, sight or motion impairment.

Pentagon PBX ~ 1942 Pentagon PBX ~ 1942

Date added: 01/25/2010
Date modified: 04/05/2011
Filesize: 1.47 MB
Downloads: 1425
November 28, 1942, Telephony (special issue).  "World's biggest PBX" serves 20,000 phones.  Only 10 jacks per 100 lines.  (Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.)

Molded Telephone Apparatus Design Molded Telephone Apparatus Design

Date added: 02/03/2010
Date modified: 02/03/2010
Filesize: 1.33 MB
Downloads: 672

"Grooved handset article" from Bell Laboratories Record March, 1939? Vol. XVII No. 7

by T S Huxman, Insulating Materials Development

WECo 2500 Parts Number WECo 2500 Parts Number

Date added: 02/04/2010
Date modified: 02/04/2010
Filesize: 275.44 kB
Downloads: 811

Telephone Serves The Army ~ WWII Telephone Serves The Army ~ WWII

Date added: 02/05/2010
Date modified: 02/05/2010
Filesize: 7.65 MB
Downloads: 740

WECo RADAR WECo RADAR

Date added: 02/12/2010
Date modified: 02/12/2010
Filesize: 214.52 kB
Downloads: 650

Bell News - Eastland Bell News - Eastland

Date added: 08/09/2010
Date modified: 08/09/2010
Filesize: 1.05 MB
Downloads: 493

Magneto System Diagram Magneto System Diagram

Date added: 08/11/2010
Date modified: 11/06/2013
Filesize: 4.47 MB
Downloads: 2255

One page publication: 'How a Small Telephone System is Operated'

From "Western Electric News," page 3, January 1, 1913.

Explains how a magneto switchboard works, tells about jacks, plugs, cords, drops etc.

73apr ANI-D Article (cropped) 73apr ANI-D Article (cropped)

Date added: 08/26/2010
Date modified: 07/05/2013
Filesize: 3.77 MB
Downloads: 679

WE Hawthorne Works, The Microphone, April, 1973

WECo ~ Hawthorne Microphone - April '73 WECo ~ Hawthorne Microphone - April '73

Date added: 08/26/2010
Date modified: 08/26/2010
Filesize: 19.36 MB
Downloads: 592

Western Electric .- Hawthorne - Its Life And People ... Western Electric .- Hawthorne - Its Life And People ...

Date added: 08/26/2010
Date modified: 08/26/2010
Filesize: 11.72 MB
Downloads: 942

CAMA Introduction CAMA Introduction

Date added: 09/13/2010
Date modified: 09/13/2010
Filesize: 12.39 MB
Downloads: 525

Project 572 Project 572

Date added: 09/26/2010
Date modified: 09/26/2010
Filesize: 10.74 MB
Downloads: 550

Article about the DEW line project:

"On the northern fringes of the continent W.E. has built the first units of America's Distant Early Warning Line"

Schematic Symbols (AT&T - 1930) Schematic Symbols (AT&T - 1930)

Date added: 12/26/2010
Date modified: 12/26/2010
Filesize: 36.4 kB
Downloads: 621
From "The Principles of Electricity Applied to Telephone and Telegraph Work,"AT&T, 1930 edition.  Submitted by Steph Kerman

Schematic Symbols (AT&T - 1961) Schematic Symbols (AT&T - 1961)

Date added: 12/26/2010
Date modified: 12/26/2010
Filesize: 18.8 kB
Downloads: 689
From "The Principles of Electricity Applied to Telephone and Telegraph Work,"AT&T, 1961 edition.  Submitted by Steph Kerman

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