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Telegraph Tape Transmitter - Elliott Brothers, circa 1890s Object Reg. No: ST 029153

Summary:
Device used to transmit signals in an electric telegraph system. It converted a pattern of perforations on a continuous paper tape into pulses of electrical current representing letters and numbers according to a defined code. These pulses could then be transmitted over the telegraph line to the receiving station.
Description:
Brass frame with tape mechanism attached to one side. Attached cable and plug.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from V. Barnes, Mrs F. Jeffery, 1976
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 154 mm (Height), 130 mm (Width), 218 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: telegraphy
Themes this item is part of: Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: transceivers
Inscriptions: Inscribed on one side of brass frame:
"ELLIOTT BROS.
LONDON
No. 545"
Manufacturer: Elliott Bros, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1890s

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