paper dispenser for Siphon recorder, 1870

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

Paper dispenser for 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 Pt3
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
telegraph peripheral
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • telegraph instrument
credit:
Donated by the Institution of Electrical Engineers