Cooke and Wheatstone 5-needle telegraph, 1837

Made:
1837 in England
maker:
CHARLES WHEATSTONE
and
William Fothergill Cooke
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph. Reverse view of whole object.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph. Detail view.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph. Detail view.
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Large 5-needle Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph, designed by William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone, England, 1837

The British pair William Cooke and Charles Wheatstone were behind the world's first practical telegraph system, which was demonstrated in 1837. Any two of the five needles in this instrument would swing to point to letters of the alphabet.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1963-215
Materials:
copper (alloy), mahogany (wood), metal (unknown) and paint
type:
telegraph
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Lent by King's College London