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TELEPHONY IN AMERICA

On January 1. 1914, there were 13,700,000 telephones in the world, and 31.900,000 miles of telephone wire. America, with 9,000,000 stations, owned 66 per cent, of the total nnmber in the world ; while Europe, with less than 4.000,000. owned about 27 per cent. When we consider (says the ' Scientific Anierioau') that the population of the United States is but 6 per cent, of the world's population, and less than 25 per cent, of that of Europe, our large proportion of telephone stations niaks© & remarkable showing. New York city alone has more telephones than Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland combined; there are more telephones in Chicago than in the whole of France, and more in Philadelphia than in tho whole of Austria,

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TELEPHONY IN AMERICA, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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TELEPHONY IN AMERICA Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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