Sample of Pupin loading coil for Dover - Cap Grisnez submarine telephone cable, probably made by Siemens Brothers and Company Limited, Woolwich, London, England, 1910.
The Dover to Cap Grisnez telephone cable was the first cable between England and the Continent to use loading coils. These were used to 'load' the cable with additional inductance to balance the greater capacitance caused by the cable's immersion in seawater. By doing so they reduced the capability of the cables to store electric charges, a problem which had meant that earlier telephone cables struggled with satisfactory speech transmission.
- Object Number:
- Donated by the Institution of Electrical Engineers
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.