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British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Co

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1857 The British Electric Telegraph Co merged with the English and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Co to form the British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Co.

1858 Chief office: 2 Exchange Buildings, Liverpool[1].

1869 The company was recorded as using Bright's acoustic telegraphic instrument[2].

1870 The cables laid in 1853 and 1854, together with the company itself, were taken over by the GPO.

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Sources of Information

  1. Post Office Directory of Northumberland & Durham, 1858
  2. The Times, 28 June 1869