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Cable Sample - Submarine Telegraph, Deep Sea, Date Unknown Object Reg. No: ST 009073

Summary:
This is a section of a deep sea telegraph submarine cable. The central conductor is surrounded by insulation, brass tape , more insulation, armouring wires, and an outer protective covering.
Description:
The central conductor is a strand of 7 copper wires. It is insulated with gutta percha or vulcanized rubber and protected by a wrapping of brass tape. The brass is covered with more insulation and wrapped with armouring wires. The armouring wires are covered by an outer protective coating.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australia: Post Master General's Department (PMG), 1916
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 182 mm (Length), 26 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: submarine cables, telegraphy
Themes this item is part of: Australia and the global telegraph network 1854-1902, Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: connectors
Original Source: Australia: Post Master General's Department (PMG), South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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