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Mutual Telephone Co

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Late 1880s Provided telephone service in Manchester[1]. The main contractors for the installation had been Fowler-Waring Cable Co, W. T. Glover and Co, Telegraph Manufacturing Co, Siemens Brothers and Co and Mix and Genest of Berlin[2]

1892 Flotation of the Pioneer Telephone Co to acquire the Mutual Telephone Co as a going concern[3]

1901 It was subsequently reported that the company's plant was "of the cheapest and most flimsy description" "not at all comparable to that of the National Telephone Co"[4] although this was subsequently dismissed by A. R. Bennett[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 14, 1891
  2. The Times, Jan 03, 1902
  3. The Times, Mar 01, 1892
  4. The Times, Dec 05, 1901
  5. The Times, Jan 03, 1902