Cable sample, mounted and telescoped, around 1891

Made:
c. 1891 in United Kingdom

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Cable sample, mounted and telescoped, marked "W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Ld London", and associated nameplate
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Cable sample, mounted and telescoped, marked 'W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Ld London', and associated nameplate engraved 'W H Henley's Telegraph Works Co Ld. Bahamas-Florida Cable 1891-92', British, c. 1891. The laying of the cable was completed on 4 February 1892.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1986-738
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), gutta-percha, paint, pine (wood), steel (metal)
Measurements:
plate: 40 mm x 160 mm x 12 mm,
cable: 149 mm x 41 mm diameter
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by W.T. Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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