Almon Brown Strowger, American telecommunications inventor, c 1885.

 
Almon Brown Strowger, American telecommunications inventor, c 1885.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Almon Brown Strowger (1839-1902) was a teacher and soldier who developed the first succesful automatic telephone-switching system. Strowger then established the Strowger Automatic Exchange Company in 1891, the first exchange being installed the following year. The company became part of General Telephones and Electronics.

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