Long Distance Telephone Switchboard
In addition to our private telephone plant equipped with automatic telephones, we use the service of the Chicago Telephone Company with its long distance connections with New York, Boston, St Louis, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Cleveland, Detroit and all of the great cities East and West, and this stereoscopic view shows you the great switchboard located in the Administration Building. Our customers have very little idea of what it means to carry an enormous stock of merchandise to be prepared to fill orders received from them promptly. Our business has grown so rapidly that many times we have found it difficult to get merchandise in sufficient quantities to fill our orders as promptly as we endeavor to fill all them, and hundreds of times daily we find it necessary to avail ourselves of the Long Distance Telephone in reaching factories and producers all over the East and West. To take care of this service we have twenty trunk lines, employ four operators and have 135 department telephones distributed throughout the institution. Thousand of messages pass over these wires every day and keep these young ladies in the picture extremely busy providing quick and satisfactory service.