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Bell - Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph, 1858 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
|Dimensions:||125 mm (Height), 75 mm (Width), 120 mm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Copy of text for label for Wheatstone's Alphabetical Telegraph, 1916, Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection|
|Inventor:||Sir Charles Wheatstone, England, Great Britain, 1858|
|References:||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wheatstone - accessed 3 December 2008|
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