Gower-Bell Telephone Company

Scope and Content

This collection consists of secretariat records.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gower-Bell Telephone Company was formed in 1880. The Gower-Bell telephone (a combination of a Gower receiver and a Gower transmitter) had first been manufactured by Messrs Scott and Wollaston with a licence issued to them from The Telephone Company Ltd in 1879. Gower ultimately acquired the licence and formed the company, which supplied the Post Office with 20,000 telephones. The company was eventually taken over by the Consolidated Telephone Construction and Maintenance Company.

Access Information

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Custodial History

These records were transferred from the Post Office Archives between 1 June 1991 and 30 April 1992.