Britannia telephone wire joint specimen, 1900-1980

Made:
1900-1980 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Specimen of Britannia Joint for joining heavy-gauge telephone wire, unknown maker, probably British, 1900-1980. This
Science Museum Group Collection
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Specimen of Britannia Joint for joining heavy-gauge telephone wire, unknown maker, probably British, 1900-1980. This
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Specimen of Britannia Joint for joining heavy-gauge telephone wire, unknown maker, probably British, 1900-1980.

This joint shows the type of heavy-duty copper wire that was used in long distance telephone wires. To join the heavy duty wires, they were bound together with lighter wire, and then soldered.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2014-59
type:
joint (connection)
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by BT Heritage and Archives
status:
Permanent collection

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