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Large Switchboard Type 95, by Marconi Company, England, Early 20th Century

Inventory Number: 12779


Date: Early 20th Century

Maker Details: Signed by the Marconi International Marine Communication Co. Ltd.

Inscription: "THE MARCONI INTERNATIONAL / MARINE COMMUNICATION CO. LTD. / TYPE 95 No. H.E1004" printed on metal plaque upon front exterior surface. See Documents for other inscriptions.

Size: 920 x 630 x 190 mm (base only)

Materials: Wood, iron, glass, nickel, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 104, Science Museum Loan 1960-255.


Large Switchboard Type 95, of black stove enamelled iron upon wooden plank base. With eleven lamp holders, one Marconi ammeter, two Marconi voltmeters, multiple power switches, nickel-plated fittings and nine lamp bulbs. Power switches consist of five subsidiary batter switches and three main power switches (marked "D.C. MAINS", "A.C. MAINS", "BATTERY" respectively). Previously associated and catalogued with Lamps For Large Switchboard Type 95 (Inv. Num. 40261).

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