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ECUSTA? . . . DIAL lU 2-5511, PLEASE . . .
While th'£ dial system is nothing new to Ecusta
employees, the method of dialing into Brevard
will be changed. After December 8th, instead of
dialing O and being connected with the Brevard
operator, all calls leaving Ecusta will go through
the Ecusta operator. She is to be informed of the
number wanted and she in turn dials the Brevard
number for the caller.
An operator is on duty at the Main Office
switchboard from 7:30 A. M. until 5:00 P. M. to
provide information and long distance service.
From 5:00 P. M. to 7:30 A. M., information and
service calls are routed through an auxiliary
switchboard located in the gatehouse.
Ecusta’s dial system has been in use since 1939.
At present, there are 300 telephones operating
from the exchange. The system has an ultimate
capacity of 400 telephones.
Ihree additional lines will be added to the
existing twelve between Ecusta and Brevard in an
attempt to alleviate the heavy telephone traffic
which now exists. Though the Ecusta switchboard
will have only one number, it will be possible for
as many as 15 different two-way conversations to
be carricd on simultaneously. The equipment now
being installed at Brevard provides for 15 circuits
to Ecusta operating from TUrner 2-5511. Should
the initial circuit be busy, instead of giving a busy
signal, the equipment will automatically search
down the line of the 14 remaining circuits until
an idle one is found. Only if all 15 circuits are in
use will the caller hear a busy signal.
Photo above: Very fetv know that
a telephone system is potvered by
batteries. Picture shows line-up of
48 volt wet-cell batteries and bat
tery-charging rectifier unit.
Right: Erwin Holden, Installer
from Citizens Telephone Company,
tightens connection on switching
unit in basement of Main Office.