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    TELEPHONE SWITCHBOARD
    January 17, 1882 - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

    A telephone switchboard was issued a U.S. patent to Leroy Firman of Chicago, Illinois (No. 252,576), which was assigned to the Western Electric Manufacturing Co. Also of Chicago. With his invention of a “multiple switchboard for telephone exchanges,” Firman addressed the problem of increasing numbers of subscribers. Previously, single switchboards, each with an attendant, served their group of individual lines. A large exchange was thus divided up into a number of internal exchange switchboards which were worked together as necessary, with trunk lines between the boards. Firman devised an arrangement to handle an exchange of a thousand or more subscribers with line status information exchanged between switchmen.

    PUNCHBOARDS
    January 17, 1905 - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

    The first U.S. patent was issued for a punchboard to Charles A. Brewer and Clinton G. Scannell of Chicago, Illinois, described as “vending devices.” They were manufactured by Charles A. Brewer & Sons in the same city. (No. 780,086). Even though the equivalent of punchboards had been around for many years, they had never been available in such a neat and portable form. The invention of board stuffing machines and ticket folding and plaiting machines in the late 1910s was probably the key factor which allowed the punchboard industry to flourish. Once the boards became cheap to manufacture, they flooded the country. Noted gambling author John Scarne estimates that 30 million punchboards were sold in 1910-15.

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Offers vintage look chains, clasps and earring findings, jewelry stampings, tools and glue.
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Website preview thumbnail for : iBraggiotti Engagement ring designers
A family company of jewelry enthusiasts. Founded by Ivo Braggiotti Jr. in 2008 with the only simple idea of making people happy, offering quality diamonds using all means of technology. Throughout ...
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Wholesale sterling silver jewelry, costume jewelry, fashion accessories, swimwear and sarong dresses at low cheap prices. Our product include rings, toe rings, earring, anklets, bracelets, necklace...
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Established in 1996, our company direct import and wholesale clothing, sarongs, skirts, minis, beach wraps, ethical art wear, Aloha shirts, Hawaiian pants, trendy designer clothing and hippy dresse...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Best Online Jewelers
Purchasing jewelry online is a great way to save; while you have the enjoyment of browsing thousands of quality jewelry items you also have the comfort of home. Be it necklaces, bracelets, rings, e...
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Offers all gemstones of high quality at affordable price. It includes loose gemstones, natural gemstones, semi precious gemstones, Precious Gems, loose natural gemstones and loose gems and becomes ...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Buy Fine Diamonds
Established on the unique idea of making an online purchase of jewelry easier, has grown to become one of the largest and most respected online jewelry stores. We now offer our products at buy fine...
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Website preview thumbnail for : B2C Jewels
Established on the unique idea of making an online purchase of jewelry easier, has grown to become one of the largest and most respected online jewelry stores. It is backed by a family which has be...
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Website preview thumbnail for : The Pearl Source
An excellent alternative to a full strand of pearls is a pearl pendant. Wearing a pearl pendant from The Pearl Source is a great way to accessorize other parts of your wardrobe. Our Pearl Pendants ...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Look Girls
Jewellery plus more, Rings, Bracelets, earrings, necklaces, charms, shamballa bracelets. You've got the look, but do you need a little something Extra to set it off, treat yourself, A cheap Way to ...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Jo Hareez Wholesale
Was found in 2005 with a vision to become a true B2B online jewellery portal. We at JohareezWholesale.com are engaged in wholesale bulk export of .925 Sterling Silver, 10K & 14K Gold Jewellery with...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Cherry21 Online Shop
You are looking for a lovely gift for your family or your friends? Stop it, you found the Cherry21 online shop. We offer high quality cosmetics (Bioderma, Vichy és Dr. Hauschka) and perfumes, l...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Symbollove
Is the online store of unique, hard to find and incredibly stylish Ceramic rings, Tungsten rings, Titanium rings and jewelry. The color of a ceramic ring is not a coating, so even if you can scratc...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Engagement Rings
If you are not quite sure which engagement rings to choose, then let us guide you through buying this very special ring.
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Website preview thumbnail for : Biggest Diamond
With our top priority set on servicing customers the with the finest diamonds and Jewelery. Our beliefs led us to a concept of affordable diamonds anyone can enjoy. Wholesale direct supplies combin...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Sndgems
Sndgems offers the world's best jewelry. Everything from diamonds, engagement rings, wedding rings, diamond rings, wedding bands and fine jewelry can be found at competitive prices. Their customer ...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Adaman International
Shop our impressive collection of diamond jewelry, certified loose diamonds, diamond engagement & wedding rings, gold, silver, platinum & palladium rings at Adamas, diamond importing firm.
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Website preview thumbnail for : Nipple Charms
Nipple jewelry, sterling rings, delicate dangles, nipple chains and crystal jewels. An exciting and unique collection.
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Website preview thumbnail for : Jersey Pearl
Jersey Pearl are the leading providers of pearl jewellery, pearl necklaces, pearl bracelets, pearl drop earrings and pearl stud earrings. Jersey Pearl has been running as the UK's biggest pearl sho...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Gem & Gemstone
Gem & Gemstones offers all gemstones of high quality at affordable price. It includes loose gemstones, natural gemstones, semi precious gemstones, Precious Gems, loose natural gemstones and loose g...
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Website preview thumbnail for : Diamond Hub
Some emotions are precious but very difficult to properly convey in words. Something equally precious is needed to express those emotions. Try our exquisite range of ring collections. They will giv...
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The wedding ring is your partner for lifetime and there are several choices to make in choosing the material for your wedding ring.
Platinum wedding ring is the most preferable in these days because it is strong, its color looks beautiful and also because it gives you the feeling of being superior.
While you are purchasing a wedding ring the texture, color and shapes of the rigs are the important factors which you have to take care of. If you consider all these matters you are sure to be gainer.
When you are purchasing a wedding ring, present yourself as a smart customer to the jeweler. There are innumerable types of designs. Think about your partner?s choice and select the pure one.
However, there are certain stores, whom you can trust blindfolded. They can guarantee you the best quality ring. One such store is the wedding rings depot.
Silver jewellery is gaining fame and popularity and is getting more fashionable. Good and creative designers are showing their innovation and craftsmanship and generating mind boggling designs and patterns.
Pricing most products is quite easy. Determine how much it costs to make the item, how much it costs to market that item, and then mark it up by 15, 30% or more. Simple, right? Well, pricing diamonds isn't quite that simple. There are many factors that are considered when diamonds are priced.

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