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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
Print, 'Searching Fault' scene on 'Great Eastern' during the laying of the first Atlantic cable, 1865-1867
Chart of the Atlantic showing proposed couRse of the Atlantic Cable, 1856-1857
Moving magnet galvanometer with dial inscribed "Greenwich Mean Time", 1843-1897