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Information Age Gallery: Cable
The telegraph gave rise to the first global communication network, radically shrinking our world. Explore the objects on display in the Information Age Gallery and discover the ways cable still plays a vital role in an increasingly wireless world.
Silver thimble, used to pass a current through the 1866 Transatlantic cable, 1860-1866
Five-needle train signalling instrument used on the London and Blackwall Railway
Signalling & Telecommunications
Hand perforator and copy stand for Wheatstone automatic telegraph system, 1890-1910
Moving magnet galvanometer with dial inscribed "Greenwich Mean Time", 1843-1897