Alder Grove Telephone Museum and Community Archives - Aldergrove
Activity:We often take the telephone for granted in our daily routine. Are you old enough to remember "party lines", telephones with dials rather than a keypad, and when you were only allowed to "rent" your telephone from BC Tel?
On display: telephone switchboards, old telephones, glass and porcelain insulators, telegraph equipment, and telephone repair tools. Also on display is a Strowger step-by-step switch. (Almon B. Strowger patented the automatic telephone exchange in 1891. Strowger, a funeral parlour proprietor in Kansas City, was motivated to invent the automatic telephone exchange when he discovered the local telephone operator was married to the rival undertaker to whom she diverted Strowger's calls.)