Telephone Switchboard, Islesboro, ca. 1915

Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society

Telephone Switchboard, Islesboro, ca. 1915

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These two switchboards were used on Islesboro from ca. 1915 to 1962. They were located in a small house on Pendleton Point Road in Dark Harbor and operated by a crew led by Mrs. Charles Philbrick (Mrs. Phil).

Islesboro was one of the last communities in the United States to switch to the dial system, an event so momentous that Life Magazine sent a reporter to document the event.

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About This Item

  • Title: Telephone Switchboard, Islesboro, ca. 1915
  • Creator: Magneto
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Location: Islesboro, Waldo County, ME
  • Media: Wood, metal, cord
  • Dimensions: 167 cm x 63 cm x 66 cm
  • Local Code: 1111.435.001
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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