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    Early Technology: Very Rare and Important 1877 Trade Card for the Bell Telephone Company. 4.25" x 2.25" multicolored trade card showing Uncle Sam having a transatlantic telephone conversation with John Bull. Copyrighted in 1877 by Louis Prang & Company, it advertises "The Conn. District Telephone Company, Sole Agent in This City for Prof. Alex. Graham Bell's Telephones". Verso is blank. The telephone was patented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell and the Bell Telephone Company was started in 1877. The first transatlantic telephone call was made in 1927. Sold together with a donor/exhibit card for the "Alexander K. McClellan Chapter No. 40 Telephone Pioneers of America". A great piece.

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    May, 2019
    4th-5th Saturday-Sunday
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