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Issue No.2 Second Telephone Directory, September, 1888, first two adverts on last and rear cover. Small private increase in subscribers, with business numbers up to 1000.
With this Telephone directory is a map of the Scottish South-Central District, showing existing and projected systems.
The Alphabetical list of private subscribers, 64 at Kirkcaldy Exchange, (71 plus professional and business to Kirkcaldy Exchange), 3 at Kinhorn, 4 at Burntisland, 3 at Markinch, 4 at Leven, 4 at Cupar, 16 at Dunfermline, 1 at Lochgelly, 3 at Cowdenbeath, 1 at Inverkeithing, 9 at Alloa, 3 at Tillicoultry, 1 at Clackmannan, 16 at Stirling, 1 at Alva, 12 at Bridge of Allan, 15 at Falkirk. 14 Grangemouth, 2 at Linlithgow.
Trades listed: Bleachers, Brick and Tile Makers, Booksellers & Stationers, *Cabinetmaker, *Cab Proprietors, *Call Office, *Charting Contractor, *Chemists & Druggists, Civil Engineer, Floor-cloth & Linoleum Manufactures, Flax Spinners, Fire Brigades, *Furniture Manufacture, Forge Masters, *Grocers, Iron Merchants, Ironmongers, Job & Post-Master, Lithographer & Letterpress Printer, 10 â€“ Manufactures, Manufacturing Stationer, National Telephone Co., Newspapers, Police Officers, Pottery, Physician & Surgeons, Printers & Stationers, *Provision Merchants, Railway Company, Reading Room, *Ship Builders, Ship-owners & Shippers, Solicitors and Yarn Merchants. In the second year a *25% increase in telephone subscribers, and still going strong today. This No.2 copy is just as important as the first, showing the rapid growth in this new Telephone Communications Industry, combining with the power of computers with the speed of light. Thatâ€™s just in the first hundred years, what in the next? (1single copy)