cable with flexible telephone repeater, 1950-1960

Made:
1950-1960 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

Large coil of submarine coaxial cable incorporating a flexible telephone repeater, unknown maker, probably American, 1950-1960

Large coil of submarine coaxial cable incorporating a flexible telephone repeater, unknown maker, probably America, 1950-1960.

Repeaters with flexible housings could pass through a ship's laying out gear and into the water at a normal speed, meaning that the cable should be laid without the ship having to stop. This type of repeater was designed by Bell Laboratories in the United States, and was used for the Atlantic portion of the TAT-1, the first transatlantic telephone cable, in 1956.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2014-61
Measurements:
overall (hanging): 2900 mm x 1280 mm x 150 mm, 147 kg
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by BT Heritage and Archives

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