Five-needle train signalling instrument used on the London and Blackwall Railway

Made:
1840 in England
maker:
Electric Telegraph Company

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5-needle train signalling instrument used on the London and Blackwall Railway, probably made by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company for the Electric Telegraph Company, England, 1840. The London and Blackwall railway was the second permanent telegraph line to be constructed, along a 3 mile section of the track.

Details

Category:
Signalling & Telecommunications
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Identifier:
1912-3
type:
train signalling instrument
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by H.M. Postmaster General