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Jun 12 Secretary Baird's Office in Smithsonian Institution Building

Jun 12 SI Furnishes Castle with System of Electric Bells and Telephones

 

Jun 12 SI Furnishes Castle with System of Electric Bells and Telephones

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Year: 
1878
Month: 
june
Day: 
12
Date: 
Wed, 1878-06-12

A system of electric bells and telephones is established throughout the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle." The system connects several office and work rooms in the building to provide instant communication between the rooms so as not to lose the time required to go from one room to another.