Telescoped sample of twin-core shore end cable used at Bushehr in the Persian Gulf Cable, 1863

Made:
1863 in Woolwich

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Five samples of Persian Gulf telegraph cable plus engraved label, made by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited,
Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Telescoped sample of twin-core shore end used at Bushehr (Bushire) in the laying of the Persian Gulf Cable, made by W T Henley's Telegraph Works Company Limited, North Woolwich, London, England, 1863

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Science Museum: Information Age Gallery: Cable

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1986-740/1
Materials:
copper (alloy), gutta-percha, metal (unknown)
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
W.T. Henley's Telegraph Works Co. Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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