The Cecil Farmers Telephone Company Was Expanding

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Helen Orr works the new switchboard at the Cecil Farmers Telephone Company in March 1952. Source: Cecil Whig, March 27, 1952.

In the post World War II era, the Cecil Farmers Telephone Company of Rising Sun was growing  To accommodate the addition of subscribers, the company added a new switchboard (manufactured by Stromberg-Carlson Company of Rochester, NY) in March 1952.  The Rising Sun company was serving 850 subscribers at that time, but a new board added positions for 200 more.  In 1940, the company was serving 423 subscribers.  Helen Orr worked the new board on the day the photograph was snapped.

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