Public Telephone Heading
1903 telephone
This type of silence cabinet could be found in the better shops, hotels and railway stations around 1903.

By 1907 the National Telephone Company had over 7,800 public call offices. To find one you looked for the 'Blue Bell' sign. In 1912 a new sign appeared when the Post Office took over the telephone systems.


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1907 Blue Bell sign

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