transcribed by <> Telephone Directory, San Francisco, California Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. October, 1898 page 143 For the Purposes of Identification, all employees of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, whose duties require them to enter the premises of its sub- scribers, for any purpose whatever, whether for placing telephones, repairing telephones, emptying nickel-in-the-slot machines, col- lecting bills, or anything else, will be pro- vided with a card similar to the following: [image of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. business card] Our Collectors and Inspectors visiting sub- scribers (especially residences) will always Present and Leave their Cards, unless, from frequent visits, they are well known; our patrons having the slightest doubt as to the identity of the person rep- resenting himself to be an employee of this Company will confer a favor by asking for the employee's card. (end of page)