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Atlantic Telegraph Cables in Display Case, Made by Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Co. Ltd. for the French Transatlantic Cable Company, c.1870

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Inventory Number: 12844
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2003-11
Brief Description: Glazed ebonised case containing six cable specimens and six sectioned specimens of same, Two brass plates: 1) Societe du cable Transatlantique Francais Limited St. Pierre to New York length 776 nautical miles. Telegraph Construction & Maintenance Company Ltd, Contractors 2 )as above but Brest to St. Pierre 2788 nautical miles.

The French transatlantic cable company was formed in London about 1868.
Provenance: Presented by the Marconi Corporation in 2003.
Collection Group: Elliott Collection
Material(s): Velvet
Wood
Glass
Metal
Cable
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
100 465 338 mm

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