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us: General Electric Company


  • [General Electric Company (est. 1892) is an American multinational conglomerate. The company was formed through a merger of Edison General Electric and the Thomson-Houston Electric Company.]

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    • us: General Electric
    • us: GE
    • us: G.E.
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    • found: Jones, P. A Power History of the Consolidated Edison System 1878-1900, c.1940, p. 13 (Edison General Electric Company succeeded as parent company in 1889 and was succeeded by the General Electric Company in 1892)
    • found: Foley, A.H. A self-balancing capacitance bridge, 1947: t.p. (General Electric) p. 1 (General Electric Company)
    • found: INFACT brings GE to light, c1988: t.p. (GE; General Electric)
    • found: NUCMC data from McLean County Museum of Hist. for General Electric collection, 1943-1981 (coll. contains G.E. adverstisement, 1981)
    • found: Wikipedia, 5 Nov. 2010 (Marconi Corporation which was created in 1999 by the renaming of The General Electric Company (GEC); )
    • found: Wikipedia, July 21, 2011 General Electric page (General Electric; General Electric Company; American multinational conglomerate; operates through four segments: Energy, Technology Infrastructure, Capital Finance, and Consumer & Industrial; formed in 1892 in merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston Electric Company; headquarters, Fairfield, Conn.; founders, Charles Coffin, Edwin Houston, Elihu Thomson, Thomas Edison) General Electric Company plc page (British-based industrial conglomerate; not to be confused with American company)
    • notfound: NUCMC data from New Jersey Hist. Soc. for Upton, F.R. Scrapbooks, 1877-1925
  • General Notes

    • [General Electric Company (est. 1892) is an American multinational conglomerate. The company was formed through a merger of Edison General Electric and the Thomson-Houston Electric Company.]
  • Editorial Notes

    • [The information about renaming General Electric Company recorded 5 Nov. 2010 from Wikipedia is incorrect.]
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    • 1979-09-14: new
    • 2012-09-13: revised
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