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

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.
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:
No. 545"
Manufacturer: Elliott Bros, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1890s

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