1880's dated Fuller Electrical Co. of New York - Signed as president by Albert B. Chandler - Chandler Worked with Thomas Edison and Thomas Eckert - New York Utility Stock CertificateInv# GS5668 Stock
Stock printed by The Hatch Litho Company. Signed as president, Albert B. Chandler. Worked with Thomas Edison and Thomas Eckert. Albert B. Chandler (b. 1840) began his career in telegraphy in the mid-1850s and met Thomas Eckert in 1858. Entering the military telegraph service in 1863, he soon moved to management. In 1866 he joined Western Union as Eckert’s assistant, and he followed Eckert to Atlantic and Pacific in 1875. He briefly headed an arc lighting firm (Fuller Electrical Co.) in the early 1880s before becoming president of the Postal Telegraph Co., Western Union’s chief competitor. Taltavall 1893, 161-62; 3:171. Read more at https://muse.jhu.edu/pub/1/oa_monograph/chapter/974339
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