23 JANUARY 1926, Page 17

THE P.O. TELEPHONE CABLES [To the Editor of the SPF.ers:roa.]

Sui,—The P.O. Telephone Department are laying an under. ground cable or line close to my house. I notice that the circular crates which (I suppose) contain the cable or line, are marked " Pirelli General." I believe " Pirelli " is an Italian firm, yet nearly every letter I receive bears the post- mark, " Buy British Goods " or " British goods are the best." 'What is the explanation ?—I am, Sir, &c.,