Methods used for laying telephone lines in earlier years in contrast to the modern methods used in later years in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1926 Duration:1 min 11 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Telephone facility construction in the United States. A picture showing a man digging a hole for a telephone pole in 1894. A picture shows several men raising a telephone pole in 1895. Men using a tractor to pull telephone lines in the later years. A tractor with auger drilling holes for the telephone posts. A derrick (out of sight) placing a post in the hole. A man standing beside the post guiding it into the hole. In 19th Century, crews of men are seen manually digging trenches on the sides of the road in a city street for laying telephone lines. In contrast , a man operates a powered trenching machine along a street, while helpers watch, Houses in view along the side of the road.
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