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Object Name Paperweight
Catalog Number 88.347.8
Description Paperweight from the Directors' Meeting of the Indiana Bell Telephone Company, October 26, 1966. The rectangular paperweight is made of a block of clear plastic. Embedded in the plastic on the proper right side is a yellow circuit board. The text on the board reads: "ELECTRONIC SWITCHING SYSTEM / CIRCUIT PACK." The text across the top reads: "INDIANA BELL TELEPHONE CO., INC." There is a circular logo of a sailing ship on the proper left side. The lettering around the logo reads: "Western Electric / Columbus Works / QUALITY + INNOVATION + PROFITABILITY + SERVICE." The lettering above and below the logo reads: "DIRECTORS / MEETING / OCT. 26, 1966." "E. F. BALL" is engraved on one side of the paperweight.
Date October 26, 1966
Material plastic/metal
Dimensions H-0.75 W-4.625 D-2.5 inches
People Ball, Edmund Ferdinand
Ball family
Search Terms Indiana Bell Telephone Company
Ball family
Subjects Commemorative objects
Telephone companies
Telephone industry
Boards of directors
Classification Communications & Public Utilities
Business & Commerce
Dimension Details The circuit board imbedded in the plastic is about 2.5" wide by 1.562" tall
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