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Bell - Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph, 1858 Object Reg. No: ST 008440

Wheatstone clockwork bell, used with the Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph system. The bell signalled to the operator that a message was coming through.
Two vertical brass plates with clockwork mechanism between and bell on top. two horizontal coils. Rotating brass striker. Detachable winding key on shaft of mainspring.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australia: Post Master General's Department (PMG), 1916
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 75 mm (Width), 120 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: telegraphy
Themes this item is part of: Copy of text for label for Wheatstone's Alphabetical Telegraph, 1916, Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: transceivers
Inventor: Sir Charles Wheatstone, England, Great Britain, 1858
References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wheatstone - accessed 3 December 2008

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