Guide to Apostoloff Telephone Literature

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0581
Creators:
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI.
Automatic Telephone Company, Ltd.
Corrigan, Reseda
Dates:
1895-1930.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Press clippings, 1895-1897, from British publications (some unidentified) and one French journal describing the invention and the organization of the Automatic Telephone Company, Ltd. A note on the life of Max Margowski, one of the company's organizers is included, with statements of the company accounts (one a 1901 balance sheet). A record of litigation, some of it possibly related to the Apostoloff invention, is included in the bound "Transcript of Record from the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit", March 1930 (457 pages) , which details the suit of the Dubilier Condenser Corporation against the Radio Corporation of America over the previous eight years, concerning the use of certain devices in radio and telephonic communications.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Russian engineer S. B. Apostoloff invented an "automatic" telephone exchange in the late 19th century. It enabled the use of telephones without requiring the services of a human operator through magnetically-actuated switching devices manipulated by the caller. The invention resulted in the organization in London of the Automatic Telephone Company, Ltd. and its reorganization two years later.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Don Darroch, October 8, 1997.
Author
Don Darroch
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mrs. Reseda Corrigan, Gift, 11/4/1970.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Preferred Citation
Apostoloff Telephone Literature, 1920-1970, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Electricity, 6/21/01.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
telephone -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Legal documents Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 1850-1900 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio Corporation of America. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Margowski, Max Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Electricity and Modern Physics, Division of, NMAH, SI. Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apostoloff, S.B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dubilier Condenser Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives