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Historical Items

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Item 18091

Switchboard operators, Lewiston, ca. 1893

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1893 Location: Lewiston; Ellsworth Media: Photographic print

Item 14619

Fort Kent Telephone Company switchboard, c. 1895

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Fort Kent Media: wood and metal

Item 18078

Switchboard and Sub-set

Contributed by: Telephone Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Ellsworth; Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

Taylor to help instruct people on the switchboard. How the switchboard worked was that the operators would take a ticket when a conversation was…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Maine Farmer's Exchange (MFX) Building

The town’s first telephone switchboard was located in this building in Hodgden’s Plumbing. In 1958, Larry Thibodeau established Maine’s Farmers…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Service was provided through a central switchboard operator in each town. To place a call one would "ring-up" the operator and tell her who you…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s
by Doris Tardy

Working as a telephone operator in 1946 was new and exciting, and challenging.