1866 transatlantic cable sample

Made:
1866
manufacturer:
Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co. Limited

Sample of 1866 transatlantic cable (shore end) with end rings, made by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Limited, Greenwich, London, England, 1866. Cable end rings embossed with ‘Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company Limited’ and ‘Contractors. London Atlantic Shore End 1866’.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1986-742/1
Materials:
copper (alloy), gutta-percha and steel (metal)
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by W.T. Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited

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