These, to me, are the most exciting companies to look at.
The two companies amalgamated as the United Telephone Company Ltd.
Both the Bell and the Edison Companies opened negotiations with the Post Office for the sale of their patents to the government, but without success.
The United Telephone Company confined its operations to London; subsidiary companies were formed to operate in the provinces.
The Post Office at the same time established several telephone exchanges in provincial towns so as to enable the PostmasterGeneral " to negotiate with the telephone companies in a satisfactory manner for licences."