Telegraph and Telephone, Foreign

Compania Chilena de Telefonos de Edison de Valparaiso

This company was organized in January 1880 to sell Edison telephones in Chile. Edison officially assigned his patent rights to the company in October 1880, and it began issuing stock during the spring of 1881.

Consolidated International Railway Telegraph Company

This company was organized in New York in April 1887. It owned and controlled Edison's patents on train telegraphy in all foreign countries except Canada.

Consolidated Telephone Construction and Maintenance Company, Ltd.

This company was incorporated in April 1881 as the result of negotiations between the United Telephone Company, Ltd. and its competitor, the Gower-Bell Telephone Company, Ltd. It manufactured telephones and equipment for the United Telephone Company, Ltd. and for the Edison Gower-Bell Telephone Company of Europe, Ltd.

Edison Gower-Bell Telephone Company of Europe, Ltd.

This company was established on October 28, 1881. It controlled Edison's telephone patents in all of continental Europe, excluding France, Turkey, and Greece.