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Telegraph Tape Receiver - Cable & Wireless Ltd, 1954 Reg. No: ST 029154
- Device used to receive signals in an electric telegraph system. Pulses of electrical current representing letters and numbers according to a defined code were received from the transmitting station. This device converted the current pulses into a pattern of perforations on a continuous paper tape. The tape could then be fed into a printer which printed out the message as letters and numbers.
- Wooden base supports tape perforating mechanism and electric motor. Base incorporates drawer holding reel of paper tape and rollers to guide tape into perforating mechanism. Switch on wooden extension of base. Two connecting cables attached to base.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from V. Barnes, Mrs F. Jeffery, 1976
|Dimensions:||235 mm (Height), 370 mm (Width), 405 mm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Brass plate attached to side of base inscribed:
TYPE B7 SER. No. 0082
CABLE & WIRELESS Ltd.
MANFD. BY ROTHEROE & MITCHELL LTD.
Top of motor casing inscribed:
MUIRHEAD & Co. Ltd.
100V HIGH POWER"
Painted in white on top of base:
|Manufacturer:||Cable & Wireless Co|
|Manufacturer:||Rotheroe & Mitchell Ltd, 1954|