National Geographic : 1915 Mar
8of Better Inter- Communication of all telephone traffic in large businesses is inter communicating How to Obtain It traffic The Operator is the weak link Why not let an infallible machine take her place? That is what the Automatic-Phone does Many big bus inesses have found it the better way You, too, can have better inter communication Mail the CouiDon THE weak link in the ordinary Inter-communicating Tele phone System is the necessity for an operator. Wrong num bers-false busy signals-unconscionable delays-short hours of service-all these are the inevitable results of a system which depends upon manual labor at the switchboard. Moreover, operators' salaries make up a large part of the expense of inter-communication. It is obvious, then, that the way to get better inter-com munication is to eliminate the necessity for an operator-to put in her place a machine-automatic, infallible, sure-a machine that is never tired-never cross-never out-of-order -always ready 24 hours a day, 365 days in the year. This is exactly what is accomplished by The Automatic-Phone ABetterlnter-communicating System At a touch of your finger on the dial it makes each connection in stantly, automatically, with absolute. inevitable certainty. Many signally successful businesses have already obtained better inter-communication by adopting the Automatic-Phone. Such businesses as Sears, Roebuck & Co., Standard Oil Co. of Ohio, Solvay Process Co., Baldwin Locomotive Works. Wm. Wrigley, Jr. Co., Illinois Central Rail road, Krupp Gun Works at Essen, and scores of others equally well known. They have chosen it because it saves time and money, keeps con versations absolutely secret, and gives constant 24-hour service. To obtain better inter-communication (whether you need 10 or 1000 telephones) you should do what they have done. The first step is to get the facts about the Automatic-Phone before you in brief, interesting form. To do this-send for our booklet, "At Your Finger'sEnd." We suggest mailing the coupon below. . . -- AUTOMATIC " -- - © ELECTRIC I Better Inter-Communication Coupon COM PANY I Automatic Electric Co., Dept. 39 (Makers of 500,000 Automatic Morgan and Van Buren Sts., Chicago (Makers of 500,000 Automatic 100 American Telephones in Use the Please send me a copy of your booklet. "At Your Finger's World Over.) End." Cities Morgan and Van Buren Sts. End now enjoy the CHICAGO Name ...... ................................................ advantages of NewYork St.Louis Indianapoli | Atlanta Toledo Buffalo this dial. What are Pittsburgh Dallas Cleveland Street and Number..................................... you doing to get Kansas City Portland, Ore. it for your city? Automatic Telephones, Ltd. S Liverpool Winnipeg Sydney City.........................State................ Number Telephones Used ........ .... "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."