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Keystone Co. of Philadelphia Memorabilia


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Keystone Business Related Document Page

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c 1907-1908 - Here is the 567th page from a document labeled "Industrial Securities". It describes information relating to Keystone Telephone Co of Phila and appears this document was printed sometime between 02/1907 and 07/1908. It mentions the date Keystone was formed as November 12, 1902.

1927 Phone Directory

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From Keystone Telephone Co. of Philadelphia - Note vehicles in adds.


Ink Blotters

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These 7 ink blotters are in very nice condition. All display dial candlesticks which would place production sometime in the 1911 -  1923 range.

NOTE:  Back in the days when everyone used quill pens and fountain pens, the one thing that could be found on every office or writing desk was an ink blotter. Ink blotters were usually made of a soft absorbent paper formed into a card and were used to dry up excess ink.

With the invention of ballpoint pens in the 1950's, ink blotters disappeared from the average office desk.


Keystone Annual Banquet Photographs

1915 Banquet - Click for Closeup 1916 Pioneers Banquet
c 1915-1916 - Keystone Telephone Company Pioneers banquet photos. Looks like 1915 was the first, followed by another in 1916. Wonder if there were anymore? Pictures of Hotel Majestic Hotel & Kugler's Restaurant can be found on the net.

Keystone Map of Service and Coverage

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c. Unknown - This appears to be a map that denotes Keystone of Phila coverage. It is tri-folded and it's use is not known to me. Paper is old and fragile. Names and locations are interesting.

Bakelite Letter Opener

BakeLite Letter Opener

Advertising/Promotional Novelty from Keystone Telephone Co.


Brass Doorknob

Closeup Brass Doorknob Brass Doorknob with Stem

From Keystone Telephone Co. Central Office


Keystone Telephone Charm or Trinket

Click for Larger View Keystone Charm Bakelite Receiver Charm
c. likely pre-1925 - This very tiny bakelite receiver bearing the KEYSTONE PHILA. logo was probably a give-away for promotional purposes.

Keystone Telephone Co. of Philadelphia Ring

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c. unknown - This ring has the same logo as the Gold Employee Lapel Pin (below) displaying 1 center keystone surrounded by 3 smaller keystones. On the ring there are three stones, what look like a clear stone and two red stones, one set in each of the smaller surrounding keystones. This ring would fit either a person with very small fingers or possibly a child.


Gold Employee Lapel Pin

From Keystone Telephone Co. - Employee lapel pin.