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Telegraph Tape Transmitter, circa 1890s Object Reg. No: ST 029357

Summary:
This device was 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 the morse code. These pulses could then be transmitted over the telegraph line to the receiving station.
Description:
Black-painted metal case with tape mechanism attached at one end. Two-position switch on end of case, beside tape mechanism.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 120 mm (Height), 165 mm (Width), 280 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: output
Inscriptions: 'Up' position of switch marked with plate engraved:
"Tasten - Werk"

'Down' position of switch marked with plate engraved:
"Autom. Sender"

Plate on end of metal case engraved:
"41542"

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