Here's another cool one where we see the exchange pole located by the 2nd car
on the right. This is clearly two Mom-n-Pop operations with lead wires from the
line on left dropping across to the exchange on the right. What is really unusual
here is the used of duplex pins and duplex insulators carried below the crossarms.
Patented by a fellow named Brown, Nov. 23rd 1886, they were a way to double the
circuit capacity on a given line. Am. Tel & Tel never would sign on for their use, so
they remained an option only used by independents. With the gradual domination
of the market by AT&T and the general trend toward aerial cable or underground
installs, the Brown's pony construction was largely gone by WW2.
There's something neat looking about those multiple cross-armed poles too. Not to mention that well behaved patient white dog waiting for his master to come back. I guess. Could just be a stray looking for a ride!!
The dog's waiting for a pal to come out of the Vets office behind him. Kind of a strange combination having a Vet, a Restaurant and a Barber all in the same store front.
Makes you wonder what the restaurant was serving.
Gives a new meaning to Roadkill Cafe!