Morse embosser, 1853, used by the Electric Telegra

Made:
1853 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
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Morse embosser, 1853. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Morse embosser, 1853. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Morse embosser, 1853. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Morse embosser, 1853. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Morse embosser, 1853, used by the Electric Telegraph Company

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1876-1290
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), iron, mahogany (wood) and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall (without winding key): 205 mm x 310 mm x 170 mm,
overall (key in place): 205 mm x 310 mm x 235 mm, 5kg Est.
type:
morse code embossing machine
credit:
HM Postmaster General