Thirty-inch terrestial globe showing cable routes, 1900-1920

Made:
1900-1920 in United Kingdom and Unknown place
maker:
Unknown

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Detail of Fanning Island from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston
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Detail of cables to and from Madeira from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A
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Detail of England from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston
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Detail of Europe from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston Limited,
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Detail of Cameroon from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston
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Detail of Suez Canal from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston
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Detail of Madagascar from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston
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Detail of Cables from Madagascar to Australia from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made
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Detail of cables between the United States and England from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable
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Detail of cables between the United States and England from a thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable
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Thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston Limited, British, 1900-1920

Thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W & A K Johnston Limited, British, 1865-1920.

The terrestrial globe is marked with the world's network of telegraph cable routes as it was around 1910. It shows the Pacific Cable Board's route from Vancouver to New Zealand, completed in 1902, as well as many other routes. The globe was probably prepared for display in a cable company's offices.

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Science Museum: Information Age Gallery: Cable

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1970-75
Materials:
copper (alloy), iron, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
globe: 765 mm,
stand: 830 mm 980 mm,
type:
terrestrial globe
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
credit:
Donated by GEC-AEI Telecommunications Limited

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