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Information Age Gallery: Cable
The telegraph gave rise to the first global communication network, radically shrinking our world. Explore the objects on display in the Information Age Gallery and discover the ways cable still plays a vital role in an increasingly wireless world.
Silver thimble, used to pass a current through the 1866 Transatlantic cable, 1860-1866
Print, 'Interior Tanks', a scene on 'Great Eastern' during the laying of the first Atlantic cable, 1865-1867