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This is a common thing to see on electric panels around here, 1960s and earlier, and maybe other parts of the country as well. I have always wondered if this was the electrician's home phone number.

Talk about accountability.

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Those stickers are getting rare now that folks are updating their service equipment; I stlll see them in some parts of town.

We also have stamps in the concrete sidewalks indicating which contractor did the work.

It's the plus side of trade unions; someone used to be responsible.

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I like the old prefix "Gro" I assume that was for Grover? I can still remember my grandparents number. Sycamore 6-7428.

Our town was so small we had a number back then. Ours was 393. Operator would come on and say, "Number Please," and we'd say the other person's number and then she'd say, "One moment please" in that high nasal voice and then after a minute we'd hear the hello on the other end.

OT - OF!!!

M.

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I like the old prefix "Gro" I assume that was for Grover? I can still remember my grandparents number. Sycamore 6-7428.

..........in my neck-of-the-woods, it was GR-3-XXXX, and GR was "Greenfield". I feel right at home with so many of you well seasoned(read old) guys[;)]

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