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Bennett Pell was a worker for early telegraph companies. He oversaw the installation of telephone lines in Europe and Asia, and is credited with the invention of the Brockie-Pell arc lamp.
Pell was born in 1842 in Faversham, Kent, to James and Selnia Pell. He was trained as a telegraph clerk with the Submarine Telegraph Company in London, were he began working in 1857. Pell joined the United Kingdom Telegraph Company in 1860 and was appointed to be in charge of the Birmingham Station. In 1863 Pell became involved with the Indo-European Telegraph Department, and in 1874 he became manager of the Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Company in Singapore. He established the first telephone exchange in Singapore and in 1874 returned to England. Working with Messrs. Johns and Phillips, Pell created the Brockie-Pell arc lamp, which he formed his own company to acquire the rights to. He retired in 1898, and passed away in Exmouth on the 20th of September 1912.
Bennett Pell married Mary Pell in 1872, and together they had 5 children, Frederick Bennett Pell, William Pell, Edith Pell, Gertrude Pell, and Amy Pell.