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Bell Telephone Company

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AT&T: The Company Behind the Telephone

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1965 BELL TELEPHONE EDUCATIONAL FILM " WE LEARN ABOUT THE TELEPHONE " 10064

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1948 BELL TELEPHONE INDUSTRIAL FILM "BEFORE YOUR TELEPHONE RINGS" PHONE INSTALLATION 64374

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AT&T Archives: What is the Bell System?

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The Bell Effect Revisits the 1975 New York Telephone Company Fire

The Bell Telephone Company, a common law joint stock company, was organized in Boston, Massachusetts on July 9, 1877, by Alexander Graham Bell's father-in-law Gardiner Greene Hubbard, who also helped organize a sister company — the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company. The Bell Telephone Company was started on the basis of holding "potentially valuable patents", principally Bell's master telephone patent #174465.
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  • Predecessor to the Bell Company 

  • Earliest division of Bell Company shares and corporate evolution 

  • Early promotional success 

  • Worldwide expansion 

  • Divestiture of most international divisions 

  • Acquisition by AT&T 

  • Memorials to Bell's invention