Almon Strowger is the most important unknown figure in the telephone industry - he should be as known as Alexander Bell
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
Local telephone enthusiasts, sponsored by TollfreeNumber.ORG, launch Almonstrowger.com, a website aimed at honoring an inventor that helped spur the modern day telephone industry.
Almon Brown Strowger is a businessman and father that lived during the end of the 1800's and died 110 years ago. He competed against the Bell phone companies and succeeded in developing what is known today as the Strowger Switch, the underlying element which did away with the old-fashioned lady's who answered and connected all telephone calls at a switchboard.
There is a unique story behind this little known historical figure, whose invention was preceded by a conspiracy that someone was stealing Almon Strowgers phone calls, this ended in a little mystery that is still a modern day company owned by Bell labs at AT&T and is also associated with Lucent and a number of other household names. Almonstrowger.com explores and documents this historical account through research and interviews with the Strowger family and historians.
Visit Almon Strowger.com if you are interested in more.