The department of Engineering has just received as a gift from the Western Electric Company of New York City a valuable lot of telephone apparatus. It includes the equipment for a common battery telephone exchange, such as is used in all large cities, and material for a magneto-automatic telephone exchange, for use in small towns. There is also a complete equipment for a four-party line and a large assortment of switchboard and lead-covered street telephone cable. A number of transmitters and receivers have, in addition, been received from the American Bell Telephone Company.
The apparatus, which is now being mounted for experimental use, will form a complete model of switchboard and line equipment.