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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
Dimension Details The circuit board imbedded in the plastic is about 2.5" wide by 1.562" tall
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
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