- Company: Automatic Electric Co.
- Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois
- Operated from: 1889-1983
Handset assembly line for the AE40
About Automatic Electric
Automatic Electric was founded as Strowger Automatic Telephone Exchange Co. by Kansas City resident Almon Strowger
, who invented the first automatic (dial) telephone switch in 1889. For decades AE was a leading supplier of telephone equipment to independent (non-Bell) telephone companies across the U.S. The company also at various times supplied switching and other equipment to the Bell System.
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