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Publications and Educational Documents (by Date)
Organized by year of publication (if known).
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:
Renamed from BTQ to BTM in 1941.
Contributed by Steve Cichorsky. Ocr by Clint Gilliland.
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.
1953, Pacific Telephone Magazine. Contributed by Steve Cichorsky.
Acoustic and Inductive Coupling for Data and Voice Transmission. October 1972. Shows G- and Trimline handset dimensions. F-58654 Coupler Test Set. Contributed by Clint Gilliland.
April 1920. Chicago Telephone Company. Feature article on Machine Switching in the Bell System. Contributed by Steve Cichorsky. OCR by Clint Gilliland.
Contributed by Greg Gobel. OCR by Karl Brose.
A History Of Engineering and Science In The Bell System - The Early Years (1875-1925). Includes Table of Contents, References, Credits and Index. Bookmarked. Contributed by Steph Kerman.
Contributed by John Novack.
Contributed by Steve Cichorsky. OCR by Clint Gilliland.
The three wall charts extracted for quick reference from the 1964 Telezonia Teacher's Guide.
Includes articles on the Morris Electronic CO and cord winding. OCR by Clint Gilliland.
Several internal memos discussing transmission and zoning implications of the new 500-type sets. Includes a mention of the 4,000 unit 1949 trial and projected production quantities for the 500B: 50Q2 - 23K, 50Q3 - 49K and 50Q4 - 49K; and for the 401B: 50Q4 - 20K. Price for a 500B = $14.30. Also see AB43.910 Contributed by Clint Gilliland.
"A communications and telephone program for lower elementary grades." Emphasis: language arts, social studies and science. Uses Teletrainer hardware so students can practice telephone skills. "Role-playing with the Teletrainer stimulates interest in the communications unit, develops listening and speaking skills, and provides opportunities for teaching social studies and science." Contributed by John Novack.
50 pages. Undated, but certainly before 1955 when C&P of Baltimore City became C&P of Maryland. Several of the films were made in the late 1920s and can be found on youtube or the AT&T site. Contributed by John Novack.
Training simulator with multiple TSPS stations. Bell system Technical Journal, Page 1347. Contributed by Steve Cichorsky. Ocr by Clint Gilliland.
Thanks for new documents from David Gruger, Jeff Lamb, Walt Aydelotte, Dennis Hock, Steve Flocke, Paul Wills, Sam Etler, Fred Haynes, John Novack, Clint Gilliland, Steve Cichorsky and Karl Brose.
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