Embossing telegraph receiver 1878-1900

Made:
1878-1900 in New York

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Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900. This telegraph receiver worked by
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Science Museum Group Collection

Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900. This telegraph receiver worked by
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Embossing telegraph receiver, J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, 1878-1900. This telegraph receiver worked by
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
Science Museum Group Collection

Embossing telegraph receiver, made by J. H. Bunnell and Co., New York, United States, 1878-1900.

This telegraph receiver worked by impressing marks on a moving paper slip to deliver the incoming message. This method was widely used in Britain in the 1850s but was then supplanted by Morse inkers, which were easier to read.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1978-20
type:
telegraph
taxonomy:
status:
Permanent collection

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