Telephone Collectors International
|Site created Dec 18, 2002|
Current format Jun 24, 2013
Last update Apr 11, 2015
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Telephone Collectors International is an organization of telephone collectors, hobbyists and historians who are helping to preserve the history of the telecommunications industry through the collection of telephones and telephone related material. Our collections represent all aspects of the industry; from the very first wooden prototypes that started the industry to the technological marvels that made the automatic telephone exchange possible.
If any of this interests you, we invite you to join our organization. Look around and see what we have to offer. Thanks for stopping by!
Electrolysis in this case, involves the flow of electricity in or out of a metal object into the surrounding medium. When the electricity flows out, it tends to carry metal from the object with it, reducing the metal. In a pipe buried in the ground, for example, such electrolysis can damage the pipe, causing leaks, excessive and dangerous current flow, and other problems Most of the electrolysis encountered at this time was caused by the heavy currents created by the use of street car rail systems, particularly when the rails were used as a return path for the operating current and were poorly bonded, causing stray currents to flow through the surrounding soil. These stray currents could hop on and off of nearby water and gas pipes and lead covered telephone.....