New Book: "TELEPHONE talk"
- From 1860 and the Invention To Internet Telephony in 2000 - By Dave Dockray
From the authors web site:
TELEPHONE talk starts with the invention and the inventors, and then in each chapter, telephones typical of each decade, plus switchboards/telephone exchanges typical of the decade and how calls are connected. Also in these chapters, is a section devoted to the repair and restoration of the telephones of each decade.
In addition to the obvious aspects of telephone history, my book also shows some of the unusual and very interesting telephone related collectibles.
A reader will see items such as toys, postcards, telephone hiders, silver plated items and some of the slightly risqué - inoffensive enough though to be allowed in an elementary school library.
" TELEPHONE talk " Table of Contents
260 pages and over 550 colour pictures. -
Chapter 1. 1860-ish The invention and inventors
Chapter 2. 1870's Transmitters and Receivers
Chapter 3. 1880's The Triple/Two Box
Chapter 4. 1890 Large Magneto Wall Phones
Chapter 5. 1900's Small Wall Phones
Chapter 6. 1900's Early Table handsets
Chapter 7. 1910's Large Single Box Wall Phones
Chapter 8. 19020's Central Battery and the Pedestal
Chapter 9. 1930's Early Automatic Telephones
Chapter 10. 1940's Bakelite
Chapter 11. 1950's Post War Developments
Chapter 12. 1960's Plastics
Chapter 13. 1970's Retro or "Back-in Time"
Chapter 14. 1980's Decorators/Novelties
Chapter 15. 1990's Mobiles
Chapter 16. 2000's Internet Telephony
Chapter 17. 20th Century - Para-PHONE-alia
Chapter 18. CAREFUL - Be aware of the Imitation
Chapter 19. French Polishing
Chapter 20. Faux Timber Paintwork
Chapter 21. Bakelite and Metal Polishing
Chapter 22. Plastic Restoration
Chapter 23. DIY Nickel Plating
Chapter 24. How to Make a Telephone
Circuit Symbols (early 1900's)
Attachments and Index