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Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Central District and Printing Telegraph Company list of subscribers

Accession: 2831

The Central District and Printing Telegraph Company (CD and PT) was the Pittsburgh business community's first local printing telegraph network. This item is an 1878 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, telephone subscriber list labeled, "Telephone Room copy which all corrections and additions must appear." The booklet's entries consist of business or personal name, business type or residence, and street address.

Dates: 1878

Creed and Company Limited manufacturing plant album

Accession: 2000-225

Creed and Company Limited was originally founded as Creed, Bille & Company Limited by Frederick George Creed (1871-1957) and Harald Bille (1879-1916) in 1912 to manufacture and sell telegraphy equipment. In the early 1900s, Creed had invented several machines that facilitated the sending and receiving of Morse code messages. Much of Creed and Company's manufacturing capacity was in Croydon, London, England. These photographs show a group tour of the Creed and Company Limited plant in Croydon on October 14, 1954.

Dates: 1954

Reading Company records

Accession: 1520

Chartered in 1871, Reading Company was the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled by the predecessor Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company between 1833 and 1896. The collection consists of the corporate records of the Reading Company (1871-1976), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company (1833-1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company (1896-1923), and 159 predecessors and subsidiaries.

Dates: 1795-1979

Royal Earl House papers

Accession: 1995

Royal Earl House (1814-1895) was an American inventor who patented an electic telegraph that could print Roman character letters and an electro-phonetic receiver for use in telegraphy. The collection is comprised of twenty-nine letters to House regarding his suit against the Bell monopoly for the phonetic telegraph, from 1885 to 1891.

Dates: 1885-1891

Telecommunications, circa 1930-1977

Accession: 1995-220Identifier: 1995-220-XVIII.
Scope and Contents:

The Telecommunications series contains images of equipment, components, parts, and details. The series is arranged into six subseries: Equipment, Facsimile equipment, Mobile, Speech, Telephones, and TELEX. The materials date from 1930 to 1977.

Dates: circa 1930-1977

William Hollis diary

Accession: 2640

William Hollis (1868-1908) was a telegrapher working a block station of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Marietta, Pennsylvania. The pocket diary primarily documents his record of work in 1891, including assignments, discipline for mistakes, travel to headquarters, and records of many accidents - but also includes occasional references to entertainment he attended.

Dates: 1891