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Gisborne and Forde

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1858. Apparatus for Telegraph Cables.

1854 Henry Charles Forde and Lionel Gisborne entered into partnership and soon became known as pioneers of submarine telegraphy.

1861 The partnership continued until the death of Lionel Gisborne, when Forde went into partnership with Fleeming Jenkin.

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