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 EDISON COMPANIES, 1879-1886   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The company was absorbed by the Compagnie Continentale Edison in February 1884.
This company was established on August 17, 1880, as the result of a merger between the Societe du Telephone Edison, the Societe du Telephone Gower and the Soulerin Company.
This company was established on May 13, 1880, as the result of a merger between the Edison Telephone Company of London, Ltd. and Alexander Graham Bell's company, the Telephone Company, Ltd. The company merged with several competing companies in 1889 to become the National Telephone Company.
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 Alexander Graham Bell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3 1847–August 2 1922) was a scientist, inventor, and founder of the Bell Telephone Company, known as the father of the telephone.
Reis' telephone was fairly crude and roused little interest in the scientific community, but his work appears to have been used by Bell when designing the telephone.
Of the people who have challenged Bell's patent and claimed to have invented the telephone, the most interesting case was that of Antonio Meucci, an Italian emigrant, who produced a mass of evidence to show that in 1849, while in Havana, Cuba, he experimented with the view of transmitting speech by the electric current.
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 Oriental Telephone Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Oriental Telephone Company, created in January 25, 1881 by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, was the first telephone company.
This article about a telecommunications corporation or company is a stub.
This page was last modified 22:13, 31 July 2005.
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 San Francisco's Chinese Telephone Co. - 1901
To many of the Chinese the telephone still holds, to a certain degree, its qualities of the supernatural, and the presence of a joss is not a luxury, but a prime necessity.
The Chinese telephone company was to put in girl operators when the exchange was refitted, and doubtless it will be done eventually.
But when the company found that girls would be unobtainable unless they were purchased outright, and that it would be necessary to keep a platoon of armed men to guard them, to say nothing of an official chaperon to look after the proprieties, the idea of girl operators was abandoned.
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 The Telephone in India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The telephone was originally introduced to the Indian government by The Oriental Telephone Company Ltd. and the Anglo-Indian Telephone Company; however, the Indian government denied their request in 1880 to build a telephone system.
The British had a change of heart, and in 1881, allowed a telephone system to be built with telephone exchanges in Calcutta, Bombay, Madras, Karachi, and Ahmedabad.
Through time, the telephone itself has evolved; however, a majority of the Indian population still does not have a telephone.
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 Privateline.com Telephone History: Ericsson
Now, telephone companies themselves had portable telephones before this, especially to test their lines, and armed forces would often tap into existing lines while their divisions were on the move, but I still think this is the first regularly occurring, authorized, civilian use of a mobile telephone.
People brought their telephones to LM Ericsson to be repaired and eventually the firm began producing their own phones.
The telephone concession in Shanghai at the time was with Britain's Oriental Telephone Co. (BOT).
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 Thomas Edison
This company and its technological heritage became a part of General Electric in 1892.
During the initial years of electricity distribution, Edison's direct current was the standard for the United States and Edison was not disposed to lose all his patent royalties.
He was married twice, the first time in 1871 to Mary Stilwell (1855-1884), with whom he had three children - Marion Estelle, Thomas Jr., and William Leslie - before she died at age 29, probably of typhoid fever.
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From the extreme south to the extreme north of the island, a distance of 400 miles, there are lines which on one portion of the route — the section beyond Matale — pass through dense forests and a sparsely peopled country," states Twentieth Century Impressions.
A phone line is drawn between their head office and coffee store, a distance of two and a half miles in the Fort-Pettah area.
Through the seven galleries, men, women and children would be able to peep into the distant past, marvel at the communications of yore and then step into the modern world and ponder on the immense and wonderful possibilities of the future.
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 Electronics:History Chapter 3 - Wikibooks
In 1906, the General Electric Company were the first to patent a method of making tungsten filaments for use in incandescent lightbulbs.
At first, all telephone calls were routed through a central switchboard, but this led to a tangle of wiring.
In 1893, in a significant coup, the Westinghouse company was awarded the contract to set up an AC network to power the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, giving the company and the technology widespread positive publicity.
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 ipedia.com: Thomas Edison Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Edison started the Motion Picture Patents Company, which was a conglomerate of nine major film studios (commonly known as the Edison Trust).
At a meeting in late 1885, of Edison, Edward H. Johnson (President of the Edison Illuminating Company), Charles Batchellor (Manager of the Edison works) and Nikola Tesla, one of the group suggested guessing weights and Tesla was induced to step on a scale.
Lewis Latimer patented an improved method of producing the filament in light bulbs.
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 Read about Oriental Telephone Company at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Oriental Telephone Company and learn about ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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The Oriental Telephone Company, created in January 25,
1881 by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, was the first telephone company.
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 wiki/19th-Century Definition / wiki/19th-Century Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The war caused the end of the British East India Company's rule in India, and led to a century of direct rule of India by Britain: the British Raj....
1878: First commercial telephone exchangeIn the field of telecommunications, a telephone exchange (US: telephone switch) is a piece of equipment that connects phone calls.
Russian troops under general Skobeleff defeat Turkomans January 25 - Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company February 5 - Phoenix, Arizona is incorporated.
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 Location Text and List of Documents - The Edison Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This folder contains correspondence, agreements, and other documents relating to the business of the Oriental Telephone Company, Ltd., which was incorporated in 1881 by Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and others.
The company was licensed to sell telephones, primarily in Asia and Southeast Europe.
Much of the correspondence is by Edison's associate George E. Gouraud.
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 Encyclopedia: Oriental Telephone Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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 www.slt.lk - About SLT / Our History
Government of Ceylon took over Oriental Telephone Company with its manually operated exchange.
Installation of Automatic Telephone Exchange at Kahawatta in Ratnapura District.
Sri Lanka Telecom privatised with the collaboration of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) of Japan.
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 Oriental trading company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Oriental Trading Company is your one stop shop for party supplies, crafts, novelties and more for everyday and every occasion.
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 San Francisco Genealogy - First Phone Directory, 1878
The names below comprised the first telephone directory for San Francisco, and was the second directory issued in the United States, the first having been published 21 February 1878 in New Haven, Connecticut.
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 phonestore.ca - Oriental Telephone Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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