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THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY LIMITED.

[Letter Opener].

Stock Code
81153
London, 50 & 11, Old Broad Street, 1888
£200


The Eastern Telegraph Company (ETC), founded in 1872 by John Pender, was born out of the merger of four telegraph companies. The new company would become the largest cable operating company in the world. At its peak it operated 160,000 nautical miles of cables. He became Chairman of the company on its formation and held the position until his death in 1896. The company would eventually become Cable and Wireless.

The map beautifully and succsinctly illustrates the companies numeorus telegraph lines.

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Description

Letter opener with printed world map on both sides, 1888 [undated] calendar printed on handle.

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