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us: Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company


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  • Variants

    • us: PT&T
    • us: Pacific Telephone
  • Additional Information

    • Activity Start

        1917
    • Activity End

        1961
  • Later Established Forms

    • us: Pacific Bell (Firm)
    • us: Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company
  • Related Terms

    • us: Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Earlier Established Forms

      Pacific Bell Telephone Co.Pacific Bell Telephone Co. Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company (Seattle, Wash.)Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from U. of Washington Lib. for Hewitt, T.R. Papers, 1942-1945 (name not given; Pacific Northwest Bell)
    • found: Warren, J.R. King Co. and its queen city: Seattle, 1981 (Pacific Northwest Bell; in 1917, Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company of Seattle changed its name to Pacific Telephone and Telegraph; by 1961 regional growth had made the formation of a separate Bell System company necessary; PT&T's territory was divided, and Pacific Northwest Bell, with its corporate hdqs. located in Seattle, was formed to serve Washington, Oregon, and part of northern Idaho)
    • found: LC data base, 9-22-87 (hdg.: Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company)
    • found: List of subscribers of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. and Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Co., Mar. 1898: p. 2 of cover (Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company)
    • found: An historical review of the San Francisco Exchange, 1927: p. 67 (The Pacific Bell Telephone Company was reincorporated as the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1890. This name was retained until 1900, when it was changed to the Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company) p. 88 (In a reorganization in 1907, the company took over all holdings of the Sunset Telephone Company; the name was changed from Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph back to Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company)
    • found: Fair Oaks-Folsom ... telephone directory, Dec. 1983: t.p. (Pacific Telephone) copyright (Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company)
    • notfound: Fair Oaks-Folsom ... telephone directory, Dec. 1984: t.p. (Pacific Bell)
  • Change Notes

    • 1987-11-05: new
    • 2013-03-19: revised
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