Receiving calls in the Post Office Central Telephone Exchange, City of London, c1903 (1903). The Faraday Building was the General Post Office's first telephone exchange in London. Located on Queen Victoria Street, opening on 1 March 1902 with just 200 subscribers, notable among them the Treasury, the War Office and Fleet Street. By 1905 the exchange's capacity was increased to 10,000 subscribers and this had become exhausted within three years. From Living London, Vol. III, by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1903]
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