FIRST TELEPHONE EXCHANGE ON THIS DATE IN 1878

tivadar puskas

One of the first people to build a telephone exchange was Hungarian Tivadar Puskas (above) in 1877 while he was working for Thomas Edison. George W. Coy designed and built the first commercial telephone exchange which opened in New Haven, Connecticut. He’s been called the first full-time telephone operator. The switchboard was built from "carriage bolts, handles from teapot lids and bustle wire" and could handle two simultaneous conversations .

first telephone exchange    
              The first telephone switchboard built by George W. Coy

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,HISTORY,Science,TECHNICAL and have Comment (1)

One Response to “FIRST TELEPHONE EXCHANGE ON THIS DATE IN 1878”

  1. gyula says:

    The first was in Boston, 1877 (experimental).

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