Telegraphic Typewriter Operator

Operate telegraphic typewriters to send and receive messages.

What does a Telegraphic Typewriter Operator do?

Operates telegraphic typewriter to send and receive messages: Turns on machine and types identifying code for station called or acknowledges calls from other stations. Types outgoing messages when stations are connected. Reads incoming messages to detect errors and presses lever to stop transmission when messages are garbled or overlined. Types requests for clarification. Enters date, time, and serial number on messages sent and received. Pastes messages received on tape on paper forms. May type messages on tape attachment and transmit them by inserting tape into machine when stations are connected. May be designated according to system used as Multiplex-Machine Operator. Important variations are kinds of telegraphic typewriters operated.