Watchtower letter head

by greenhornet 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • greenhornet

    I have a question about the letters the Watchtower would send to the congregations about 20 to 30 years ago.

    On the top of the letter it would say Watchtower then the address in brooklyn and phone number, and the word Cable watchtower. My question is what does cable mean?

  • The Nebuchadnezzar
    The Nebuchadnezzar

    Probably a Shelf Company...

  • darkspilver

    'Cable' describes a means of electronic telegraph communiction which was, in general terms, superseded firstly by the Fax machine and then by Email.

    In recent years the term has gained prominence once again thanks to USA diplomatic cables leak - the confidential electronic cable communications between the US embassies.

    The Nebuchadnezzar - Probably a Shelf Company...


  • kramer

    @the Nebuchadnezzar do you mean a shell company, or a company bought off the shelf... two different things but sometimes similar... OP just google it , your question belies your age..

  • NewYork44M

    Cable Watchtower was the pre-twitter equivalent Twitter account. It is hard to believe the internet is a new phenomena.

  • greenhornet

    Ok found more info ...Cable means cable gram an old term of sending data on the over seas underwater cable network. There cablegram address is "watchtower" Thanks for all the knowlege folks

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