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Bell - Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph, 1858 Object Reg. No: ST 008441

Summary:
Wheatstone clockwork bell, used with the Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph system. The bell signalled to the operator that a message was coming through.
Description:
Clockwork mechanism and bell in wooden case. Wooden moulding around back and sides of base of case. Front of case open but fitted with patterned metal grille and fabric screen. One brass screw terminal on each side of case.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 188 mm (Height), 120 mm (Width), 165 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: bells, clockwork mechanisms, telegraphy
Themes this item is part of: Telegraphy Collection, Horology Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: transceivers
Inscriptions: Metal disc in upper centre of case back embossed:
'3611'
Inventor: Sir Charles Wheatstone, England, Great Britain, 1858
References: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wheatstone - accessed 3 December 2008

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