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Map - The Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Company Limited, early 20th Century Object Reg. No: HT 11072

Summary:
World map issued by the Eastern Extension Australasia and China Telegraph Co. Ltd., associated with Cable and Wireless Limited, illustrating direct cable routes across the globe.

The map is undated but it shows the trans Pacific cable from Western Canada to Eastern Australia. This cable was completed in 1902.
Description:
Map of the world printed on paper housed in a wood frame behind clear plastic, with board backing. Thin red lines, both straight and perforated, extend across the map from a point at London. Two smaller, more detailed maps of Europe and the West Indies are located along the lower edge. The title of the map is printed in red across the top and bottom.
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2.0 cm (Height), 52.0 cm (Width), 102.0 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: telegraph cables, telegraph infrastructure, china cable stations 1930
Themes this item is part of: Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: telegraphy heritage
Inscriptions: Title, above: "THE EASTERN EXTENSION AUSTRALASIA AND CHINA TELEGRAPH COMPANY LIMITED / ASSOCIATED WITH / CABLE AND WIRELESS LIMITED / VIA IMPERIAL"

Title, below: "DIRECT CABLE ROUTES IN WHICH INSTANTANEOUS AUTOMATIC RETRANSMISSION ONLY IS USED AT INTERMEDIATE STATIONS, ARE PROVIDED FROM LONDON TO CAPETOWN, HONG KONG, SINGAPORE, RIO DE JANEIRO, BUENSO AIRES, MONTREAL, BOMBAY, COLOMBO AND EGYPT"

Smaller maps: "EUROPEAN CONNECTIONS / WEST INDIAN CONNECTIONS"
References: http://www.atlantic-cable.com/CableCos/CandW/EExt/ accessed 19 June 2009

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