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Telegraph Switch - Wasserlein, late 19th Century Object Reg. No: ST 007109

Summary:
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.
Description:
Circular wooden base with four embedded metal contacts. Centrally pivoted metal lever with wooden handle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Thompson, 1915
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 98 mm (Width), 115 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: telegraphy
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
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: output
Inscriptions: Inscribed on top of wooden base:
"R. WASSERLEIN
BERLIN"
Manufacturer: Wasserlein, Berlin, Germany
Collector: Mr John Thompson, Armadale, Victoria, Australia, 27 Apr 1915

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