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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.
Cryptograph (coding and decoding machine) by Sir Charles Wheatstone, 1843-1875
Five-needle train signalling instrument used on the London and Blackwall Railway, 1840
Signalling & Telecommunications
Hand perforator and copy stand for Wheatstone automatic telegraph system, 1890-1910
Print, 'Searching Fault' scene on 'Great Eastern' during the laying of the first Atlantic cable, 1865-1867