Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,199 pages of information and 245,645 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Gower Bell Telephone Co

From Graces Guide

1879 Frederick Gower, an American engineer, patented a wall telephone (useful because early phones were heavy) which was marketed as the Gower-Bell telephone.

c.1880 Company formed in Britain by Charles James Wollaston, Frederick Gower and a few other individuals.

1881/82 David Moseley and Sons made telephone equipment under licence, such as the Gower-Bell wall telephone.

1881 United Telephone Co and Gower Bell Telephone Co formed Consolidated Telephone Construction and Maintenance Co Ltd to manufacture their telephones and equipment[1]. Arrangement to supply equipment to the Oriental Telephone Co Ltd[2].

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