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Unformatted text preview: two new companies with business partners: the Newark Telegraph Works and the American Telegraph Works, both in 1870. Newark Telegraph Works lasted until 1872, when Edison's partner moved to New York City. American Telegraph Works was bought by Gold and Stock in 1871; relations had deteriorated between Edison and his business partners by this time. In 1870, Edison moved to Newark in order to operate several telegraph manufacturing shops. In the shops, he continued to work on contracts and manufactured electrical products for companies in New York City, especially Gold and Stock. And when Western Union bought Gold and Stock in May 1871, Edison was careful to build a new relationship with them. In the shops, he supervised workers for the first time and came to be known as a demanding employer....
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