FCC Reports, Volume 20, July 1, 1955 to June 30, 1956 Page: 391
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Hush-A-Phone Corporation et al.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
WASHINGTON 25, D.C.
In the Matter of
HusH-A-PHONE CORPORATION AND HARRY C.
TUTTLE, COMPLAINANTS DOCKET No. 9189
AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COM-
PANY, et al., DEFENDANTS
Louis G. Caldwell, Kelley E. Griffith, Max E. Wildman, and
William H. Symmes, Jr., on behalf of the complainants; Frank A.
Fritz, T. Brook Price, and Edmund S. Hawoley, on behalf of the
defendants; Walter R. McDonald, and Austin L. Roberts, Jr., on
behalf of the National Association of Railroad, and Utilities Com-
missioners; Norman S. Case, on behalf of the United States Inde-
pendent Telephone Association; and Bernard Strassburg, William
G. Butts and Willis S. Ryza, on behalf of the Federal Communica-
December 21, 1955
BY THE COMMISSION (COMMISSIONER DOER.FER ABSTAINING FROM
1. This proceeding had its inception in the filing of a complaint
on December 22, 1948, by the Hush-A-Phone Corporation and its
President, Harry C. Tuttle, manufacturers, distributors, sellers and
users of a device known as the Hush-A-Phone, against the American
Telephone and Telegraph Company and the Associated Companies
of the Bell System (here designated as the Bell System Companies). 1
1 In addition to the American Company, the following companies were named defendants:
The Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Baltimore City
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of Virginia
The Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company of West Virginia
The Cincinnati and Suburban Bell Telephone Company
The Diamond State Telephone Company
Illinois Bell Telephone Company
Indiana Bell Telephone Company
Michigan Bell Telephone Company
The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company
New England Telephone and Telegraph Company
New Jersey Bell Telephone Company
New York Telephone Company
Northwestern Bell Telephone Company
The Ohio Bell Telephone Company
The Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company
Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
The Southern New England Telephone Company
Wisconsin Telephone Company
The complaint also named the Associated Telephone Company, Ltd., of Santa Monica,
California, as a defendant. However, by Order of June 29, 1949, the Commission granted
complainants' petition for leave to drop Associated as a defendant.
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