Stool, Wyndham Telephone Exchange; Evertaut; 1930-1990; WY.0000.835
Stool, Wyndham Telephone ExchangeAbout this object
This is an operator's stool from the Wyndham Telephone Exchange.
The original Wyndham telephone exchange was installed in 1900 with eight subscribers. At the conclusion of World War Two, the exchange was attached to the Post Office on Redan Street. The day shift operated from 6am and the night shift ended at midnight. The women who worked in the exchange were not allowed company of any kind and were not allowed in the office when off duty. The only electrical appliance for the comfort of the staff was an electric jug for which the plug was in the strong room. There were standard expressions to use when connecting calls and no deviations were allowed.
The exchange closed in 1989.
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Makers plate on back: 'EVERTAUT'Measurements
h 1050 mm x w 530 mm x d 530 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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