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Wiring the WorldThe Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks$
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Simone M. Müller

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174329

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.001.0001

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The Battle for Cable Supremacy

The Battle for Cable Supremacy

(p.48) 2 The Battle for Cable Supremacy
Wiring the World

Simone M. Müller

Columbia University Press

Chapter 2 examines the economic aspects of the business of submarine telegraphy with a strong focus on the 1870s when crucial structures and trends emerged. Key actors in this chapter are John Pender, James Anderson, and their Eastern and Associated Cable Companies as well as the Siemens clan and their two cable manufacturing and operating companies, Siemens Brothers and the Direct United States Cable Company. In its last part, the chapter offers an analysis of shareholder lists and gives detailed insights into the financial network structure of ocean telegraphy.

Keywords:   Eastern and Associated Telegraph Companies, Financial networks, shareholders, business structures, Siemens Brothers

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