Atlantic Telegraph Cable Souvenir, 1873

Made:
1873-1920
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Piece of submarine telegraph cable (laid in 1873, recovered in 1906) encrusted with marine growth. Photographed in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of submarine telegraph cable (laid 1873, recovered 1906) encrusted with marine growth. Front three quarter view,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of submarine telegraph cable (laid 1873, recovered 1906) encrusted with marine growth. Detail view of encrusted
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of submarine telegraph cable, made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London, England, 1873-1920. The cable was laid in 1873 and recovered 1906. It is encrusted with marine growth.

Section of submarine telegraph cable, made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, Greenwich, London, England, 1873-1920. The cable was laid in 1873 and recovered 1906. It is encrusted with marine growth.

While lying on the seabed, submarine cables could become home to marine life. This is a section of the 1869 cable laid between France and Canada. It was recovered in 1906, and prepared as a curiousity for the home. It is unlikely that the sample is exactly as it was found, but it demonstrates the kind of sealife that would be found on and around submarine cables.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Materials:
brass, clear acrylic, glue, metal, oak, perspex and plaster-of-paris
Measurements:
overall: 150 mm x 350 mm x 145 mm, 2.46 kg
object weight: 2.5kg
Identifier:
1985-1875
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Gift in Memory of Correze Oscar Berner