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

Almon Brown Strowger, American telecommunications inventor, c 1885.

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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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