The Negotiator

Almon Strowger negoiated his company and patents for a modest price.

It was in 1898 – as Keith was finding success in Europe – that Strowger himself retired from the telephone business, selling his patents for a reported $1,800 and his share of the business for $10,000. Eighteen years later, in 1916, the Bell system licensed Strowger’s invention for $2.5 million.

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