Thanks to John Marshall who has provided information on the origins of
Sterling Telephone & Electric. We finally know where they came from.
Hopefully the "Bandwidth Exceeded" messages are finished for
a while, although it has meant doubling the bandwidth in the last few
Jack Ryan is looking for information on the 1924 French PTT bakelite
handset - the one that looks suspiciously like a Western Electric E1.
Does anyone have any information that may help him? Doctor.Jack.Ryan@gmail.com.
He is also looking for information, examples, anything on the 800 series
Telecom Australia part line phone for 4/10 party lines. It is a grey (usually)
plastic phone on a plinth, with a dial on the front and a generator handle
out the side.
Well, I am finally back in operation following retirement, illness, moving
house and all the rest. For all those people who have sent me information
in the past couple of years, thank you very much. I'm sorry I haven't
been able to get to it earlier but I will now be spending time doing all
the updates. I will add information on the updates on this page as I get