Subscribers to the Oriental Telephone & Electric Co. in 1882
The Telegraph Company was first listed in an 1860 directory. Managed by a Mr. Pell, the Singapore office included a telephone office known as the Oriental Telephone Company (1881). Mr. Gott ran a similar Penang telephone company and it was taken over by Government. After purchasing a small telephone exchange in 1882, the telephone company was known as the Oriental Telephone and Electric Company.
“In 1891 the Eastern Extension, Australasia and China
Telegraph Company was the successor or amalgamator (about 1873)
of the British India Extension Telegraph Company, the China
Submarine Telegraph Company, the British Australasian Cable
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