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ITU Historical Statistics (1849-1967)

 

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Collecting, synthesizing and publishing telecommunications statistics has been a key part of ITU’s mandate throughout its history. When the second International Telegraph Conference (Vienna, 1868) decided to create a permanent central secretariat for the Union, it specified preparing and publishing telegraph statistics as a primary responsibility for the Bureau (International Telegraph Convention (Vienna, 1868) – Article 61).
 
The ITU Historical Statistics (1849-1967) collection provides access to the three series of statistical reports that the Union published between 1871 and 1968:
  • telegraph [and telex] statistics (1849-1967),
  • telephone statistics (1885-1967),
  • radio statistics (1908-1967).

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​These sets of statistics provide an interesting perspective on the use and development of communication networks and technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

For current statistics and to learn more about how ITU produces and disseminates statistical data today, visit the ICT Statistics home page

 


Year CoveredTitleENFR ESMulti

1849-1869

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1870

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1871

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1872

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1873

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1874

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1875

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1876

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1877

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1878

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1879

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1880

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1881

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1882

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1883

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1884

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1885

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1886

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1887

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1888

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1889

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1890

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1891

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1892

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1893

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1894

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1895

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1896

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1897

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1898

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1899

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1900

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1908

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1911

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1914

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1918

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1920

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1942

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1945

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1946

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1947

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1948

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1949

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1950

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1951

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1952

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1953

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1954

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1954

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1955

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1962

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1963

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1964

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1965

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1966

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1967

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1885

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1886

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1887

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1888

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1889

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1890

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1891

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1892

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1893

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1894

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1895

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1896

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1897

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1898

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1899

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1900

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1910

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1911

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1912

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1913

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1914

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1916

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1917

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1918

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1920

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1924

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1928

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1967

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1908

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1909

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1910

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1911

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1912

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1913

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1914

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1915

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1916

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1917

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1921

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1924

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1926

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1927

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1928

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Year CoveredTitleTypeENFR ESMulti

1849-1869

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1870

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1871

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1872

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1873

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1874

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1875

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1876

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1877

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1878

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1879

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1880

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1881

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1882

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1883

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1884

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1885

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1885

TelephonyFR
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1886

TelephonyFR
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1886

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1887

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1887

TelephonyFR
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1888

TelephonyFR
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1888

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1889

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1889

TelephonyFR
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1890

TelephonyFR
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1890

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1891

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1891

TelephonyFR
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1892

TelephonyFR
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1892

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1893

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1893

TelephonyFR
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1894

TelephonyFR
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1894

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1895

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1895

TelephonyFR
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1896

TelephonyFR
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1896

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1897

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1897

TelephonyFR
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1898

TelephonyFR
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1898

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1899

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1899

TelephonyFR
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1900

TelephonyFR
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1900

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1901

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1901

TelephonyFR
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1902

TelephonyFR
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1902

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1903

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1903

TelephonyFR
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1904

TelephonyFR
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1904

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1905

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1905

TelephonyFR
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1906

TelephonyFR
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1906

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1907

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1907

TelephonyFR
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1908

TelephonyFR
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1908

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1908

RadioFR
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1909

RadioFR
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1909

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1909

TelephonyFR
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1910

TelephonyFR
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1910

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1910

RadioFR
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1911

RadioFR
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1911

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1911

TelephonyFR
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1912

TelephonyFR
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1912

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1912

RadioFR
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1913

RadioFR
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1913

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1913

TelephonyFR
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1914

TelephonyFR
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1914

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1914

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1915

RadioFR
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1915

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1915

TelephonyFR
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1916

TelephonyFR
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1916

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1916

RadioFR
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1917

RadioFR
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1917

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1917

TelephonyFR
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1918

TelephonyFR
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1918

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1918

RadioFR
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1919

RadioFR
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1919

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1919

TelephonyFR
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1920

TelephonyFR
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1920

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1920

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1921

RadioFR
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1921

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1921

TelephonyFR
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1922

TelephonyFR
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1922

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1922

RadioFR
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1923

RadioFR
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1923

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1923

TelephonyFR
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1924

TelephonyFR
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1924

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1924

RadioFR
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RadioFR
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1925

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1925

TelephonyFR
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1926

TelephonyFR
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1926

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1926

RadioFR
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1927

RadioFR
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1927

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1927

TelephonyFR
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1928

TelephonyFR
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1928

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1928

RadioFR
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1929

RadioFR
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1929

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1929

TelephonyFR
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1930

TelephonyFR
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1930

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1930

RadioFR
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1931

RadioFR
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1931

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1931

TelephonyFR
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1932

TelephonyFR
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1932

Telegraphy and TelexFR
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1932

RadioFR
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1933

RadioFR
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1933

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TelephonyFR
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TelephonyFR
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RadioFR
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TelephonyFR
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TelephonyFR
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RadioFR
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TelephonyFR
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TelephonyFR
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TelephonyFR
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TelephonyFR
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TelephonyEN
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1948

Telegraphy and TelexEN
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1948

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1949

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1950

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1950

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1950

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RadioMulti
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1951

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1951

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1952

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1952

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1952

RadioMulti
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RadioMulti
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TelephonyEN
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1954

TelephonyEN
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1954

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1954

Telegraphy and TelexMulti
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1954

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RadioMulti
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1955

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1955

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1955

TelephonyEN
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1956

TelephonyMulti
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Telegraphy and TelexMulti
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RadioMulti
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RadioMulti
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Telegraphy and TelexMulti
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TelephonyMulti
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TelephonyMulti
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RadioMulti
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TelephonyMulti
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1962

TelephonyMulti
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1966

TelephonyMulti
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Telegraphy and TelexMulti
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RadioMulti
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