Receiver for Baudot Multiplex type-printing telegraph, 1911-1925

Made:
1911-1925 in Edge Hill

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Receiver for Baudot Multiplex type-printing telegraph, Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Receiver for Baudot Multiplex type-printing telegraph, Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Receiver for Baudot Multiplex type-printing telegraph, Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Receiver for Baudot Multiplex type-printing telegraph, made by the Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company, Edge Hill, Liverpool, England, 1911-1925.

The Baudot code was a five-bit code developed for telegraphy. The wheel of this printer was kept constantly revolving using an external motor, while the five relays at the top of the machine selected the symbol to be printed, depending on the signal that they received from the distant transmitting keyboard and distributor. The paper tape was put into contact with the type wheel as soon as a signal was received, printing the message.

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Science Museum: Information Age Gallery: Cable

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DisplayLocation:
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Cable
Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1925-85
Materials:
brass (copper, metal (unknown), paper (fibre product), steel (metal), textile, zinc alloy)
type:
telegraph
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by Siemens Group Services Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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