Finally we spotted a large chain store and upon entering, detected a bank of telephones near the rest rooms.
Bills were paid, telephones answered and smiles smiled where called for.
Hunter' desk was on the second floor, tightly squeezed between two others where uniformed offices sat with telephones pressed to their ears.
In the 'seventies all the facilities of a modern city - gas, street-cars, water-works, telephones - were introduced.
1 The administration of posts, telegraphs and telephones is assigr works.
Other main sources of revenue are: the domains and forests managed by the state; government monopolies, comprising tobacco, matches, gunpowder; posts, telegraphs, telephones; and state f The tax on land (pro prils non Mties) and that on buildings (pro prietes bhties) are included under the head of contribution foncihre.
The other ministries with the largest outgoings were the ministry of war (the expenditure of which rose from 254 millions in 1895 to over 30 millions in 1995), the ministry of marine (103/4 millions in 1895, over 123/4 millionsin 1905), the ministry of public works (with an expenditure in 1905 of over 20 millions, 10 millions of which was assigned to posts, telegraphs and telephones) and the ministry of public instruction, fine arts and public worship, the expenditure on education having risen from 73/4 millions in 1895 to 93/4 millions in 1905.
To obviate the inconvenience of placing the telephone to the mouth and the ear alternately, two telephones were commonly used at each end, joined either parallel to each other or in series.
Each of the subscribers controls a signal at A, and when either or both of the telephones are replaced, the action is indicated by the lamps there.
Apart from France, Germany and Switzerland, there was no European country that had as many telephones working as London.
That city, with a population of 6 millions, had nearly as many telephones as the whole of Sweden with about the same population, or as the whole of France, with a population of 39 millions.
Telephones, when they first appeared, were called "talking telegraphs."
Then when telephones became untethered, they were "wireless telephones."
In the electrical building we examined the telephones, autophones, phonographs, and other inventions, and he made me understand how it is possible to send a message on wires that mock space and outrun time, and, like Prometheus, to draw fire from the sky.