INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING TELEPHONES
CALL BY NUMBER
Look up the number you want before calling the exchange.
If name of exchange is printed, give name and number, the name always first, thus
Call the exchange by giving two or three rapid turns of the crank,
take telephone off hook at once and listen, responding promptly
to operator's request for "Number?"
Give figures of number separately, thus: for 533 say, five-three-three,
making special effort to speak distinctly, directly into, and
close up to, the transmitter.
Ring off when through talking by giving one full, sharp turn of
the crank - both subscribers should ring off.
After giving number to the operator keep the telephone to your
ear until number called for answers, or you are told "line
is busy," or, "they don't answer."
Limit conversation with operators to giving number wanted, and
correcting, should it be repeated back wrong.
Report all line and instrument trouble to No. 42, and all apparent inattention on the part of the exchange to No. 20. If not remedied promptly, report by letter to The Cleveland Telephone Co., 316 Seneca St.