Sample of the 1865/66 Transatlantic Telegraph Cab

Made:
1865 in Greenwich
maker:
Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co. Limited

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Sample of the 1865/66 Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company
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Sample of the 1865/66 Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Limited, Greenwich, 1865. Laid by the "Great Eastern" and recovered in the 1960s by C.S. "Lady Denison Pender". Initially described by the donor as unarmoured cable, due to the total elimination of the armouring by corrosion

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1994-151
Materials:
copper (alloy), gutta-percha, hemp and iron
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by Cable and Wireless Limited

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