Young boys operate telephone switchboards, 1876-77.

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Title

Young boys operate telephone switchboards, 1876-77.

Subject

telephone operators boys 1876 switchboard

Description

Young boys operate telephone switchboards, 1876-77. After Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in 1876, his company would then hire teenage boys for cheap to work the switchboards and connect callers. Bell, however, found that the boys were rude, they would prank callers and curse.

Creator

The Telecommunications History Group

Source

http://www.telcomhistory.org/operators.shtml

Publisher

© 1995-2017 The Telecommunications History Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Date

1877

Contributor

Team Member- Megan Jordan

Rights

The Telecommunications History Group

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

image

Identifier

boys operate telephone switchboard

Files

teenboys-operators.jpg

Citation

The Telecommunications History Group, “Young boys operate telephone switchboards, 1876-77.,” Théâtrophonics, accessed April 19, 2019, http://theatrophonics.org/items/show/78.

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