paper dispenser for Siphon recorder, 1870

Made:
1870 in Glasgow
inventor:
William Thomson
maker:
James White and Company

Paper dispenser for siphon recorder, designed by William Thomson (Baron Kelvin) made by James White & Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1870. Used by the Eastern Telegraph Co in Egypt, and later in India

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1923-233 Pt3
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
type:
telegraph peripheral
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • telegraph instrument
credit:
Donated by the Institution of Electrical Engineers
status:
Permanent collection

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