Terrestrial globe showing cable routes, 1900-1920

Made:
1900-1920 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W. & A.K. Johnston Limited, British, 1900-1920

Thirty-inch terrestrial globe showing telegraph cable routes, made by W. & A. K. Johnston Limited, British, 1865-1920

The terrestrial globe is marked with the world's network of telegraph cable routes as it was around 1910. It shows the Pacific Cable Board's route from Vancouver to New Zealand, completed in 1902, as well as many other routes. The globe was probably prepared for display in a cable company's offices.

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Science Museum: Information Age Gallery: Cable

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Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1970-75 Pt1
Materials:
copper (alloy), paper (fibre product)
type:
terrestrial globe
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
credit:
Donated by GEC-AEI Telecommunications Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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