Section of underground telegraph cable, 1846

Made:
1846 in United Kingdom
designer:
Edwin Clark

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1989-962/1: Section of early underground telegraph cable, believed to have been laid from Dumfries to Portpatrick, made
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Section of early underground telegraph cable, believed to have been laid from Dumfries to Portpatrick, made by Edwin
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of early underground telegraph cable, believed to have been laid from Dumfries to Portpatrick, made by Edwin
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Wooden case for section of early underground telegraph cable believed to have been laid from Dumfries to Portpatick,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Section of underground telegraph cable with case, believed to have been laid from Dumfries to Portpatrick, made by Edwin Clark and Henry Muirhead, British, 1846.

This cable sample is thought to have been taken from an early telegraph cable laid underground between Dumfries and Portpatrick in Scotland. It was designed by Edwin Clark and Henry Muirhead.

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1989-962
Materials:
clay (unfired), gutta-percha, iron, metal (unknown), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (case): 110 mm x 910 mm x 105 mm, 2.78 kg
overall (without case): 1.2 kg
type:
cable
taxonomy:
credit:
Donated by Muirhead Vactric Components Limited

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