Cover for two-wire telephone repeater, 1923-1925

Made:
1923-1925 in United Kingdom
maker:
Western Electric Company, Inc

Cover for two-wire telephone repeater, made by Standard Telephones and Cables in collaboration with Western Electric Company, British, 1923-1925.

This is an early example of an audio-frequency repeater. This two-wire repeater provided transmission in both directions over a single pair of wires, and amplified the signals. It was installed at Marks Tey in Essex in 1927 and was recovered in 1965.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1966-51/2
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified)
type:
cover
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • closure - container component
credit:
Donated by the General Post Office
status:
Permanent collection

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