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Cable Samples - Submarine Telegraph, Victoria & Tasmania, 1875 to 1905 Object Reg. No: ST 007068

A short section of telegraph cable used between Victoria and Tasmania, 1875-1905, including fragments of cable covering
Cable has a stranded central conductor, covered with a layer of insulation. The insulation is covered by two layers of fibrous material (probably hemp), in strands of about 5 mm diameter. The two layers are laid in opposite directions. The outer layer of fibrous material carries the imprints of possibly 12 armouring wires, each wire of about 6 -- 8 mm diameter. The covering of fibrous material is missing from about half the length of the cable sample. A short length of insulation is missing from the conductor.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Victor Nightingall, 1914
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 30 mm (Height), 120 mm (Width), 200 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: submarine cables, telecommunications
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: Victor Nightingall & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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