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1899 Strowger 10 Digit
Automatic Wall Telephone

1899 Strowger 10 Digit Automatic Wall Telephone In the earlier days of the history of the Strowger Automatic telephone dial system, both the vertical and rotary motions of all central office switches were directly controlled by dial impulses. It was not until the year 1899 that the rotary motion became automatic. The 10 digit automatic was made in both wall and desk versions. This wall set was found and purchased in the home of an elderly gentleman in the town of Albany, Oregon. He said "I've had it all my life and can't remember where I got it" It is now located in a telephone museum on the east coast.
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