Embossing telegraph receiver 1878-1900

Made:
1878-1900 in New York
Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900.
      
      This telegraph receiver worked by Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900.
      
      This telegraph receiver worked by Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900.
      
      This telegraph receiver worked by

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Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900. This telegraph receiver worked by
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Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900. This telegraph receiver worked by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900. This telegraph receiver worked by
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Embossing telegraph receiver, made by J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, United States, 1878-1900.

This telegraph receiver worked by impressing marks on a moving paper slip to deliver the incoming message. This method was widely used in Britain in the 1850s but was then supplanted by Morse inkers, which were easier to read.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1978-20
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
telegraph
taxonomy:
  • component - object