Two-wire telephone repeater, 1923-1925

Made:
1923-1925 in United Kingdom
maker:
Western Electric Company, Inc
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Two-wire telephone repeater, Standard Telephones and Cables in collaboration with Western Electric Company, British,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Two-wire telephone repeater, Standard Telephones and Cables in collaboration with Western Electric Company, British,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Two-wire telephone repeater, Standard Telephones and Cables in collaboration with Western Electric Company, British,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Two-wire telephone repeater, made by Standard Telephones and Cables in collaboration with Western Electric Company, British, 1923-1925.

This is an early example of an audio-frequency repeater. This two-wire repeater provided transmission in both directions over a single pair of wires, and amplified the signals. It was installed at Marks Tey in Essex in 1927 and was recovered in 1965.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1966-51/1
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
amplifier
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Donated by the General Post Office