For three score years and ten—a lifetime!—Western Electric has helped to make possible this miracle of
communications. Since early in 1882 Western Electric has been the element of supply in the Bell System
formula. It is the manufacturer and supplier of the tools of telephone service.
Western Electric has manufactured millions of telephones, millions of miles of wire and cable, tens of
thousands of manual and dial switching units, and the thousand-and-one other kinds of apparatus that go
into the plant of the Bell System. It has purchased from thousands of other manufacturers the great variety
of supplies that are used by the Bell System.
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Submitted by Elaine Housley New Outlook Director