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

Summary:
Wheatstone clockwork bell, used with the Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph system. The bell signalled to the operator that a message was coming through.
Description:
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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