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This page is dedicated to telephone central offices both past and present.

 



I Retired From This Central Office Which Is An AT&T #5 ESS,

 


 


r our NETHE SWITCHMAN MESSAGE BOARD ! POST COMMENTS, EQUPMENT FOR SALE, QUESTIONS WHATEVER! CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE TELEPHONE MESSAGE BOARD.


 

 


ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION

We are building a page just for home built switches, if you have a switch in your home, basement, wherever, send us an e-mail describing it and attach photos with it, send to  switchman @ centralofficeonline.com

You worked hard on your hobby, get it posted !


I used to work in a step by step office a long time ago and I really miss it, sure the new digital switches are great but they are really no fun to work on because you cannot see anything working,

NO MOVING PARTS AND NO NOISE .


I personallly think the old stuff was the greatest, it made lots of noise and you could see it working and it was large, taking up entire floors in buildings !

My personal favorite was the step by step central offices....

This page is all about the central office... mostly the old stuff.....

 


Here Is A Step By Step Office

IT WAS THE GREATEST OFFICE EVER BUILT


How Did I Get Interested In Central Offices? Click Here


WHICH OFFICE WOULD YOU LIKE TO VISIT?

CLICK THE PHONE OF YOUR CHOICE !

CLICK HERE FOR THE STEP OFFICE

 

CLICK HERE FOR OFFICE BUILDINGS

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE PANEL OFFICE

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CROSSBAR OFFICE

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE ESS OFFICE CLASS 1-5

 

CLICK HERE FOR PHONE SOUNDS BUSY, RINGS

 

Click Here For Exchanges Outside The United States


 

While Listening To One Of My Favorite High Tech Radio Shows, An X-phoneman Bill Called In To Talk About The Good Old Days !! On The Tom And Darryl Show.... Click Here To Listen, Great Stuff !

 

Here Is A Second Call To High Tech Radio Shows, Phone Man Called In To Talk About The Good Old Days !! On The Tom And Darryl Show.... Click Here To Listen, They Start Talking About Phones about 15 Min into it so hang in there !

 

A Radio History of the Telephone

 


QUICK AND GREAT LINKS

 

Doug's SxS Switch

Telephone Central Offices History and Architecture

The Atlanta Telephone History Web site

Telephone Collector's International

Private Line Magazine Website!

TELEPHONE HISTORY PAGES

PHONE TRIPS, CO Sounds

TOM'S HOME BUILD STEP WEB SITE

A MEMORIAL TO THE BELL SYSTEM

The Early Years of the Strowger System by R.B. Hill

The History of the Telephone on Prince Edward Island

 


Telephone Museums

 

The Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum

The Telephone Museum of Prince Edward Island


 

Dr. David Farber talks about his childhood and high school years, his career at 

Bell Labs, most exciting moments in technology.

 


Please let us know of photos and links to telephone related material





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