Company Details

Gold and Stock Reporting Telegraph Company

This company was formed by Samuel Laws, vice president of the New York Gold Exchange, in 1867 by to provide quotations from the Exchange to the offices of brokers and merchants using small electromechanical indicators. At the beginning of August 1869 Edison replaced Franklin Pope as superintendent of the company and improved the printing telegraph developed by Laws to compete with Gold and Stock. The company was acquired by Gold and Stock at the end of August.