This collection consists of secretariat records.
Gower-Bell Telephone Company
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- ReferenceGB 1814 TP/TPP
- Dates of Creation1880 - 1881
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
Scope and Content
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.
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These records were transferred from the Post Office Archives between 1 June 1991 and 30 April 1992.