Telegraph block instrument, Preece's type

maker:
William Henry Preece

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Telegraph block instrument, Preece's type
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Telegraph block instrument, Preece's type
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Telegraph block instrument; block section release with combined bell; Preece's type. Absolute single-semaphore (lower-quadrant/red with white spot) block-indicator 2-position / 2-indication ("Line Blocked"/"Line Clear"), mounted on a vertical brass-finialled post in a large rectangular brass bezel. Above this is a dynatape-label "No 2 Road Up Ascot A" and below is an ivorine plate "No 2 Road Ascot A". The blanked-off semicircular bezel hides redundant signal-information, while above, in the recessed top of the instrument, is a blockbell-dome with striker.

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Details

Category:
Signalling & Telecommunications
Object Number:
1996-7018
type:
telegraph instrument
credit:
British Rail

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