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Edison Telephone Co

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1879 The Edison Telephone Company of London Ltd, was registered 2 August, and opened in London 6 September 1879[1].

1880 Brought legal action against the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co for alleged infringement of Mr. Edison's patent for carbon telephone transmitters. [2]

1880 United Telephone Co formed from The Telephone Company (Bell's Patents) Ltd and The Edison Telephone Company of London. [3].


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