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This is a set of FIVE authentic, vintage handbook / manuals from the General Telephone System dating from the 1930s and 1950s. Each of the handbooks are in a black handbook binder. These books are chock full of authentic, vintage pages from the 1930s and 50s. Many of the pages feature black and white drawings (see photos for examples). I'm listing out a small sample of the contents below.
One handbookincludes:Specifications 4860 287 pages of Cable Splicing materials from the 1930s (the first page or two is ripped - everything else in excellent condition)AT&T Co's Specifications 4860 Supplement A January 1932 + Supplement B April 1934One handbook includes:1957 Section 1 Part IndexConstruction and Maintenance Practices1954 Section 1 Part 1 Conductor Polarity1956 Material Recovery Drop Wire and Bridle Wire1953 Section 2 Part 4 Crossarms1958 Section 2 Part 20 Cable Arms1950 Section 5 Part 1 Braces and Footings1953 Section 8 Part 1 Railroad Crossings1957 Section 9 Part 7 Guy Clearances1958 Section 11 Part 1 Symbols and Abbreviations
One handbookincludes:Several sections through the 1950s focused on Cable Splicing1957 Section 17 Part 602 Lead discs - terminating splices1958 Section 17 Part 802 Pressure Testing
One handbookincludes:1958 Section 16 Part Index House Cable1953 Section 16 Part 2 House Cable - Grounding and Bonding1955 Section 17 Part 11 Marking BD - 606 Terminals1958 Section 17 Part 160 Cable Splicing - General Core Dams1958 Section 17 Part 809 Pressure Testing - Pressure Readings1958 Section 18 Part Index Underground Cable1956 Section 19 Part 10 Use and Care of Lineman's Rubber Gloves
One handbookincludes:1955 Section 14 Part Index Aerial Cable1951 Section 14 Part 7 Lashed Cable - Location of Splices1951 Section 14 Part 101 Suspension Strand - Placing Strand1951 Section 14 Part 300 Loading Coil Cases1957 Section 19 Part 44 Description and Use of the Manhole Cover Lifter (Turnbull)1957Section 19 Part 46 Wood Boring Bits and Drills1958 Section 24 Part Index Terminals
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