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This non-commercial website was originally founded and created by David Massey to help keep the memories of the Bell System alive and to pay tribute to those that made it the greatest telecommunications system on earth.  This website also provides some technical and corporate historical information relating to Bell Labs, Western Electric, American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), and the Regional Bell Operating Companies.  There is also some limited technical information on Western Electric telephones for telephone collectors, hobbyists, students, and others for non-commercial use.  We are not associated with any of the former Bell System companies (see disclaimer on the home page.)


David Massey started this site back in 1997 on a Geocities free web server account with less than a megabyte of files.  Before this site had its current domain name, it had been sponsored by various individuals on their domains.   In the summer of 2002 it became financially feasible to obtain a stand-alone domain name and web hosting service. The domain name "" became its new home on the Internet and has grown to over 600 megabytes.


In September 2006, Bell System Memorial became a part of The Porticus Centre, a non-profit entity that is dedicated to the preservation and archiving of historical business documentation for select companies.


The Bell Symbol are all registered trademarks of Verizon Trademark Services LLC in the U.S.A. and are used here for historical archive references only.  This web site is not affiliated with, owned by, or otherwise associated with any of the Regional Bell Operating Companies, AT&T, Lucent, Bell Labs, Westrex (formerly Western Electric), or any other telecommunications company.


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