Almon Brown Strowger

Almon Brown Strowger

Birth
Penfield, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 26 May 1902 (aged 63)
Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Burial Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 6892494 · View Source
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Inventor. He was an undertaker who believed that telephone operators were sending calls to his competitors unfairly. Before the turn of the 20th century he invented the first Dial System so people could select for themselves. He brought it to the Bell System who was not interested. He then brought it to Automatic Electric Co who adopted it. Telephone switching based on his invention (The Strowger Switch) was in use into the 1970's.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: William R Cunningham
  • Added: 29 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6892494
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Almon Brown Strowger (11 Feb 1839–26 May 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6892494, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .