On June 16, 1959 this
K60 crossbar switch
started providing automatic dial service within the Whiteford
Telephone Company to 2667 customers, combining the Whiteford
Center Exchange and the Samaria Exchange into the Lambertville Exchange.
Fred Krumm, right was
our General Manager.
Ground was broken for this new
office on Consear Rd. on June 3,1958.
The company had been purchased
by the J.&G. Daverman Co. of
Grand Rapids, MI on June 20, 1956.
The company then received an
REA loan to recontruct a totally
new system; poles, wire, cable,
telephones and dial equipment.
Your author, Vern, helped to
engineer the new pole lines with
wire, cable, and with the
installation of the telephone sets.
After construction, he gained experience
in telephony by serving
as an installer repairman at the company.
He also learned to
make wiring connections from
the outside plant to the
..1978- Central Processor