Siphon recorder, 1870

Made:
1870 in Glasgow
maker:
James White and Company
inventor:
William Baron Kelvin Thomson

Siphon recorder, designed by William Thomson (Baron Kelvin) made by James White & Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1870. Used by the Eastern Telegraph Co in Egypt, and later in India

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1923-233 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (alloy), metal (unknown), paint, paxolin and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (weight Pt1 and Pt2): 540 mm x 435 mm x 540 mm, 53 kg
type:
telegraph
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by the Institution of Electrical Engineers