Creed automatic morse equipment, 1925

Made:
1925 in Croydon
maker:
Creed and Company Limited

Creed automatic morse equipment, manufactured by Creed and Company Limited, Croydon, London, England, 1925. Comprising No. 9 morse keyboard perforator; No. 11 morse automatic transmitter; No. 10 undulator receiver; No. 7 W/3 reperforator; No.I.T. morse tape printer, two Creed relays and sundry associated components. Acquired direct from the manufacturer and erpresentative of a widely used system during the mid-Twentieth century, including by the Post Office

Creed automatic Morse equipment, manufactured by Creed and Company Limited, Croydon, London, England, 1925. Comprising No. 9 Morse keyboard perforator; No. 11 Morse automatic transmitter; No. 10 undulator receiver; No. 7 W/3 reperforator; No.I.T. Morse tape printer, two Creed relays and sundry associated components. Acquired direct from the manufacturer and representative of a widely used system during the mid-Twentieth century, including by the Post Office.

Charles Wheatstone developed the automatic Morse sender and receiver in the mid-nineteenth century. The sender used two-unit perforated tape which had to be prepared by hand. Creed and Co Ltd designed a set of equipment in the early 1920s which automated the entire process of preparing, sending and receiving telegraph messages. Known as the 'high-speed Morse system', it comprised a keyboard perforator for preparing the tape, a motorised sender, a reperforator for making a tape of received messages and a motorised high-speed printer which could print up to 100 words a minute. Such equipment remained in widespread use in newspaper offices and government departments until the 1950s.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1950-226
type:
telegraph
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by Creed and Company Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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