National Geographic : 1921 Sep
Tools of Industry In industry, art, science, in fact in all kinds of work, good results require good imple ments kept in good condition. If the right sort of implement is important to an individual workman, efficient tools for in dustry and commerce are a vital necessity to the nation. Telephone service is one of the tools of American industry and commerce in most common use and upon which much de pends. The American public cannot afford to let this tool get dull. To provide over twelve mil lion subscribers with telephone connection; to transmit the vi brations of the human voice thirty million times a day and from any point to any other point throughout the land, de mands an expensive mechanism of the highest order of scientific precision, and an efficient or ganization. It is the aim of the Bell Tele phone System, with the co operation of the public, to be the most dependable tool of Ameri can industry. "BELL SYSTEM" AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES One Policy, One System, Universal Service, and toward Better Service COMPANY all directed "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"