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American Bell Telephone Company

American Bell Telephone Company

VAV!/March 21, 2015

On March 7, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a United States patent for the invention of the telephone. By 1877, he formed the American Bell Telephone Company and the first exchange opened in New Haven, Connecticut. In a few fleeting years, local exchange companies were launched in every major city throughout America.

There were four major divisions of the American Bell Telephone Company; The American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) that had been created by American Bell Telephone Company to provide long distance calls and to interconnect between New York and Chicago and beyond; Western Electric Company, Bell's equipment manufacturing arm; Bell Labs, that conducted research and development for AT&T and finally, Bell operating companies, providing local exchange telephone services.

By 1899, AT&T would acquire the assets of its parent American Bell Telephone Company. AT&T then became the parent of American Bell, and thus the head of the Bell System. This acquisition was put into place, it's reported, to take advantage of the leaner regulatory and tax rules in NYC which were leaner in New York than in Boston, where American Bell was headquartered.

Following a government anti-trust suit and the Kingsbury Commitment, by 1913.  AT&T agreed to the Kingsbury Commitment in which they would sell their reported $30 million in Western Union stock, allow competitors to interconnect with their system, and not acquire other independent companies without permission from the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC)

At the end of 1934, AT&T was regulated by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The company was to become the largest corporation in the world until its divestment by the United States Department of Justice in 1984, at which time the Bell System ceased to exist.

The Bell trademark pictured above was used from 1921 through 1939.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 December 2015 05:16 )

 
The Decades - Art Deco

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize
Pictured above:   Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
VAV!/ December 12, 2014 
 
On December 10, 1901, the first Nobel Prizes  were awarded in Stockholm, Sweden o...
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The Lincoln Highway - Every Mile Is A Story

The Lincoln Highway -  Every Mile Is A Story

VAV!/October 31, 2015

Hey there, neighbor, goin' my way? East or west on the Lincoln Highway? Hey there Yankee, give out with a great big thank-ee; You're in God's Country...

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Hormel Foods - A Game Changer

Hormel Foods - A Game Changer

Pictured above:  Hormel Foods Brand/Courtesy of FB Screen Grab©

VAV!/October 19, 2015

In 1891, George A. Hormel (December 4, 1860 – June 5, 1946)  started a company...

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Max Factor Father Of Modern Make-up

Max Factor Father Of Modern Make-up

Pictured above:  Max Factor Advertisement

VAV/July 29, 2011/ Ad contributed by Oh-Katie-Kookie Kat

Max Factor..."You smooth it on and suddenly love is just a kiss away...

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Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Abe Vigoda

Pictured above: Abe Vigoda as Detective Phil Fish from the television program Barney Miller/20 October 1977 VAV!/January 27, 2016 Abe Vigoda, known for his role as mobster Tessio in "The Godfather" and Detective Phil Fish on the hit sitcom "Barney Miller," died in his sleep on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, in Woodland Park, N.J. He was 94. Vigoda. who spent most of his career in the theater, was 50 when he won the role of Salvatore Tessio in Francis Ford Coppola's 1972 adaptation of the Mario Puzo novel "The Godfather."

 

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

VAV!/January 27, 2016 Able, a 1-kiloton device was dropped over Frenchman Flat on January 27th, 1951 by a B-50 Superfortress. The first A-bomb of the Operation Ranger series, Able was also the first nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Ground. It launched Las Vegas into the atomic age and was followed by 99 atmospheric nuclear tests and 828 below ground nuclear tests. The Nevada Test Site, today known as the Nevada National Security Site, is a 1,375 square mile area that lies north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  This desert was originally an Army Air Corps aerial gunnery range used to train pilots and gunners in World War II. Following the war, it was enlarged and was designated the site for carrying out America's nuclear tests by President Harry Truman in 1951.

 

Atom Bomb Tests - Target Nevada

VAV!/January 27, 2016 Able, a 1-kiloton device was dropped over Frenchman Flat on January 27th, 1951 by a B-50 Superfortress. The first A-bomb of the Operation Ranger series, Able was also the first nuclear test at the Nevada Proving Ground. It launched Las Vegas into the atomic age and was followed by 99 atmospheric nuclear tests and 828 below ground nuclear tests. The Nevada Test Site, today known as the Nevada National Security Site, is a 1,375 square mile area that lies north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  This desert was originally an Army Air Corps aerial gunnery range used to train pilots and gunners in World War II. Following the war, it was enlarged and was designated the site for carrying out America's nuclear tests by President Harry Truman in 1951.

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