Copy of the receiver and alarm call of Schilling's electric telegraph, 1870-1877

Made:
1870-1877 in London
inventor:
Pavel Schilling
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Copy of alarm call unit of Schilling's electric telegraph, 1830. Plan view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copy of the receiver of Schilling's electric telegraph, 1830. Plan view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copy of alarm call unit of Schilling's electric telegraph, 1830. General view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copy of alarm call unit of Schilling's electric telegraph, 1830. General view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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

Copy of the receiver of Schilling's electric telegraph, 1830. General view. White background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copy of the receiver and alarm call of Schilling's electric telegraph, made by the British Telegraph Manufactory, London, England, 1870-1877. The original was made 1825-1830 by Baron P Schilling and was exhibited in the Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus in 1876, lent by the Imperial Academy of Science St Petersburg, E.15 a to c - 1878. Vol.6 p.276, S.L.R.

Copy of the receiver and alarm call of Schilling's electric telegraph, made by the British Telegraph Manufactory, London, England, 1870-1877. The original was made 1825-1830 by Baron P Schilling and was exhibited in the Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus in 1876.

This is a copy of a portion of the telegraph which was the outcome of experiments made by Baron P L Shilling between 1825 and 1830. The basis for Schilling's telegraph was the discovery by Hans Oersted of the relationship between a coil and a magnetised needle. The direction of the current running through the coil affects the direction in which the needle will swing. The receiver incorporates a disc showing white on one side and black on the other, which were used in combinations to show different letters.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1877-341
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), thread and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
alarm: 155 mm x 275 mm x 210 mm,
receiver: 310 mm 200 mm, 2.33 kg
type:
telegraph
taxonomy:
  • component - object