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Telegraph Switch - Wasserlein, late 19th Century Reg. No: ST 007109
- Telegraph switch used for making or breakiing connections in one or two telegraph circuits. By rotating the centrally pivoted lever connection could be made between either of two pairs of metal contacts. With the handle in an intermediate position, all connections were broken.
Manufactured by Wasserlein of Berlin.
- Circular wooden base with four embedded metal contacts. Centrally pivoted metal lever with wooden handle.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr John Thompson, 1915
|Dimensions:||30 mm (Height), 98 mm (Width), 115 mm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||The Australian telegraph network 1854-1877, J.J. Thompson - donor of telegraph objects to the Museum, Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Inscribed on top of wooden base:
|Manufacturer:||Wasserlein, Berlin, Germany|
|Collector:||Mr John Thompson, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, 27 Apr 1915|