This study traces the history of this productive output, which in fact has two sources.We begin therefore with two separate stories, first that of the company which started the Liverpool telecommunications industry long before the advent of the automatic telephone, and second the progression of events in the development of the dial telephone which led to formation of the ATM company in the Strowger Works.
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This brief survey tells the story of the Edge Lane site, long known as Strowger Works, and the telecommunications industry in Liverpool, a long and proud tradition.
Products made here have shaped the development of telecommunications in Britain, have been exported all over the world and can truly be said to have benefited every citizen of our country.
Many abbreviations are used in the text, and all are explained at the end of the text.
Acknowledgement is readily made to all previous authors on this subject whose texts have helped so much to produce this history.
Advertisements for cable hands, for instance, would include the condition that the applicants 'must be a good cricketer' and there was a cup awarded annually to the winner of a race to the dizzy summit of Helsby Hill.