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Author Name:    CASHMAN, Tony

Title:   Singing Wires : The Telephone in Alberta. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    The Alberta Government Telephones Commission, Edmonton, 1972, 

Seller ID:   115511

CASHMAN, Tony. Singing Wires : The Telephone in Alberta . (Edmonton, Alberta : The Alberta Government Telephones Commission, 1972). "Printed and boundin ALberta Bulletin - Commercial Printers Limited". First Edition. Pp (4), 5-496. Illustrated throughout. 8vo, yellow cloth, blue lettering to front and spine. A. W. 'Tony' Cashman (b. April 29, 1923, Edmonton). Arranged in nine un-numbered sections Part I. The Nineteenth Century. 1. The Telephone Moves West; 2. First in Alberta; 3. First in Calgary; 4. Enter the Bell Telephone Company; 5. Can Edmonton Be far behind Calgary; 6. Telephone Boosters; 7. Alf Brown Starts Something in Banff. Part II. The Gay 90s. 8. ; 9. ; 10. ; 11. ; 12. ; 13. ; 14. The Telephone Moves North. Part III. The Twentieth Century. 15. ; 16. ; 17. ; 18. ; 19. ; 20. ; 21. ; 22. ; 23. 1905: Sermons by Telephone. Part IV. The Province of Alberta. 24. Calgary Doesn't Knowthe Hockey Score; 25. First Big Decision; 26. Bob Edwards Talks to Banff; 27. The St, Valentine's Day Massacre (of the Bell Telephone Company); 28. Calgary is Restless; 29. Bell (es) Lettres; 30. "... the keenest competitors..."; 31. The Winner!; 32. Experience Not Necessary; 33. Edmonton Goes Automatic; 34. Strathcona Invites AGT; 35. AGT's First Legend. Part V. Boomtime. 36. ; 37. ; 38. ; 39. ; 40. 1912: The Department of Railways and Telephones ; 41. Edmonton Telephones - An Irishman's Dream ; 42. ; 43. ; 44. Peace River Country; 45. ; 46. Enter the Rural Mutual Telephone Company; 47. The $100-a-Day Efficiency Expert; 48. The Last Hurrah. Part VI. A Quiet Time. 49. ; 50. ; 51. ; 52. ; 53. ; 54. ; 55. ; 56. ; 57. . Part VII. Hard Times. 58. ; 59. ; 60. ; 61. ; 62. ; 63. . Part VIII. The Postwar. 64. 1946-53 Takeoff!; 65. AGT's Career in Radio; 66. The New Wave: Microwave; 67. An Act to Establish the Alberta Government Telephones Commission. Part IX. BoomtimeAgain. 68. 1958-71 Blastoff!; 69. Back to the Farms; 70. Farewell to the P arty Line; 71. The Smallfry Telephone Company; 72. The Sophisticated Sixties; 73. Edmonton (Round Two); 74. AGT (Agitated Growth Trend); 75. To the Future. Very good in rubbed, nicked, spotted dustjacket. 15.00


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