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Bell - Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph, 1858 Reg. No: ST 008441
- Wheatstone clockwork bell, used with the Wheatstone Alphabetical Telegraph system. The bell signalled to the operator that a message was coming through.
- 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.
|Dimensions:||188 mm (Height), 120 mm (Width), 165 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||bells, clockwork mechanisms, telegraphy, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Metal disc in upper centre of case back embossed:
|Inventor:||Sir Charles Wheatstone, England, Great Britain, 1858|
|References:||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wheatstone - accessed 3 December 2008|