Welcome to our store! A complete listing of the items currently in our store can be found below. You can also shop by category: Books, Posters, Other Items, or Gift Membership. You can also participate in the THG/SPIRAL Foundation fundraiser, and of course view your shopping cart.

Books

Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude
Bruce, Robert. 1973.
Little, Brown & Co., Boston.

An intimate biography of the inventor from a biographer with access to Bell's personal files.

Used: $15.00

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For Noteworthy Public Service: Theodore N. Vail National Awards
A. Colish. 1950.
New York, NY.

The Vail Awards were created to recognize outstanding public service contributions made by the men and women of the telephone industry. This book tells the story behind many of the awards, from its conception in 1920 through 1948. Illustrated by Henry Kurt Stoessel.

Used: $20.00

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From Muttering Machines to Laser Beams: A History of Mountain Bell
by Hackenburg, Herbert J. 1986.
Mountain Bell, Denver, CO.

The Mountain Bell Story is told through many records, journals and first-hand accounts of its people, who used skill, ingenuity, and sheer pluck to build a proud and rich heritage. Profusely illustrated.

New: $25.00

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From Muttering Machines to Laser Beams: A History of Mountain Bell (personally inscribed)
by Hackenburg, Herbert J. 1986.
Mountain Bell, Denver, CO.

The Mountain Bell Story is told through many records, journals and first-hand accounts of its people, who used skill, ingenuity, and sheer pluck to build a proud and rich heritage. Profusely illustrated. Signed by the author.

New signed: $32.50

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From Puget Sound to the Rhine: the 405th Telegraph Battalion Signal Corps, 1917-1919
Written by and for the Enlisted Personnel of the Battalion. Includes photographs, rosters, and short bios of the men of the 405th. Many photos of WWI.

New, rare: $300.00

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Heritage and Destiny; Reflections on the Bell System in Transition
von Auw, Alvin. 1983.
Praeger, New York, NY.

An Insider's look at the contending ideological and commercial forces that produced the breakup of AT&T, by a vice president/assistant to the president of that organization.

Used: $10.00

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Telephone: The First Hundred Years: The Wondrous Invention that Changed a World and Spawned a Corporate Giant
Brooks, John. 1975.
Harper & Row, New York, NY.

Independently written, objective and comprehensive account of the telephone company and its impact on our lives.

Used: $5.00

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The Bell Telephone System
Page, Arthur W. 1941.
Harper & Brothers. New York, NY.

Writing as the Public Relations Vice President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company which conducts the Bell System, the author had full access to official facts and figures and is thus able to present here a reliable, over-all picture of the System's policies and practices, and something of its problems and achievements which are of current interest to investors and the general public.

Used ppbk: $5.00

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The Bell Telephone System
Page, Arthur W. 1941.
Harper & Brothers. New York, NY.

Writing as the Public Relations Vice President of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company which conducts the Bell System, the author had full access to official facts and figures and is thus able to present here a reliable, over-all picture of the System's policies and practices, and something of its problems and achievements which are of current interest to investors and the general public.

Used hdcvr: $10.00

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The Great Inventions
Stein, Ralph. 1976.
Ridge press/Playboy Press.

This book takes one on a fascinating excursion through two hundred years of human progress as it presents the real stories behind the great inventions and their inventors. Illustrated with more than 300 drawings, posters, cartoons, advertisements, and photographs.

Used: $10.00

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The Lightning Book
Viemeister, Peter E. 1961.
Doubleday & Co. Garden City, NY

The author tells why lightning happens, what it does and what can be done about it. Illustrated with photos, diagrams and drawings.

Used: $20.00

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The Telephone Book: Bell, Watson, Vail and American Life, 1876-1976
Boettinger, H.M. 1977.
Riverwood Publishers, Croton-on Hudson, NY.

The author describes how the phone company grew up with America, from the invention of the telephone to 1976. Beautifully and profusely illustrated, with special photography by Richard A. Steinberg.

Used: $15.00

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Posters

Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
"Hello Central, Give Me Heaven" is a reproduction of a 1901 cover of sheet music published by Charles K. Harris in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The song was written by Charles Kassell and Joseph Clauder. The poster is 20"x15".

New: $5.00

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Portrait of Alexander Graham Bell
The portrait of Alexander Graham Bell was published by the Bell Telephone System in 1947, on the one-hundredth anniversary of his birth (March 3,1847). The poster is 19.5"x15".

New: $25.00

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The Lineman, by Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell painted in this picture in 1947 as a promotion for AT&T dedicated to the history of the telephone communications industry. It measures 17"x 22".

New: $25.00

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Other

Bell System American Orchestra on Tour, 1982
CBS Inc., New York, NY

This collection commemorates the Bell System American Orchestras on Tour program, in which 30 major symphony orchestras (underwritten by the Bell System) performed before nearly two million people in 280 cities. It consists of four Long Playing records and includes the following performances:
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra--Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin Suite
  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra--Wagner: Prelude to Die Meister singer, Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
  • The Cleveland Orchestra--Richard Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic--Debussy: la Mer
  • New York Philharmonic--Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra--Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4, "Italian"
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra--Hayden: Symphony No. 94, "Surprise"


New: $35.00

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Refrigerator magnets
This 1.5"x2.75" solid wood magnet, hand-made by THG volunteers, depicts an old-fashioned wall mount phone.

New: $5.00

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Western Electric type 202 telephone
Black Bakelite. Manual, E-handset, original cloth cords, manual number card, leather -covered base. Minor cracks in the Bakelite transmitter cap, aluminum cradle paint chipped.

Used: $65.00

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Gift Membership

$ 35 Gift Membership
Give a THG membership to someone else and donate at the $35 level!

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Membership: $35.00

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$ 50 Gift Membership
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Membership: $50.00

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$100 Gift Membership
Give a THG membership to someone else and donate at the $100 level!

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Membership: $100.00

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Handmade Items from Nepal and Vietnam
The SPIRAL Foundation, a non-profit humanitarian organization doing work in Nepal and Vietnam, has joined us in a Fundraising effort to support both the THG and the SPIRAL Foundation. The Spiral website contains a wide variety of products, all produced by their artisans in Nepal and Vietnam, at fair-wages, and many of which are solutions to today's environmental problems.

The SPIRAL Foundation will donate 20% of all sales from anyone who names THG as the beneficiary at checkout. Both of our organizations benefit from your kindness. Don’t forget to enter “THG Fundraiser” in the “Add Special Instructions to Merchant” box at the Paypal checkout screen.

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