section of first telegraph cable, 1837

Made:
1837 in England
maker:
William Fothergill Cooke
and
CHARLES WHEATSTONE
Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Three Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Detail

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Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Three
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of the original telegraph line laid down by Mr W. F. Cooke between Euston Square and Camden Town, 1837. Detail
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Piece of the original telegraph line laid down between Euston Square and Camden Town, made by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone, England, 1837.

This is a piece of the original telegraph line laid down by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone, between Euston Square and Camden Town in 1837. It was dug up about 30 years later.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1867-37
Materials:
copper (alloy) and wood (unidentified)
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by the Electric and International Telegraph Company