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Man checking an automatic telephone exchange, 1933.

Jarche, James

Man checking an automatic telephone exchange, 1933.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


A photograph of a man checking an automatic telephone exchange at the Post Office Telephone Research Station in Dollis Hill, London, taken by James Jarche for the Daily Herald newspaper on 9 January, 1933. At the time, the Post Office held a monopoly in its operation of the UK telephone system. Opened in 1933, the Telephone Research Station carried out cutting-edge research into electronics and communications, including early work on Collosus - the world's first programmable electronic computer.

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© Daily Herald Archive / National Science & Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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