Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lorain Telephone Company Ad – November 19, 1963

Here's a great full-age ad for the Lorain Telephone Company that ran in the Lorain Journal on November 19, 1963.

The ad includes a map of the service areas, showing all of the well-remembered telephone exchange letters. Ours was AVenue (282).

It's interesting seeing all of the little exchange buildings that were located all over Lorain County. Actually they're still there, although I don't know if they perform the same function.

Who could have imagined 53 years later that the Lorain Telephone Company would be but a quaint memory? Or that only about 40% of Americans would still have landlines (including me), and that we would all be slaves to our smartphones?

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