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Telegraph Tape Receiver - Cable & Wireless Ltd, 1954 Object Reg. No: ST 029154

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 235 mm (Height), 370 mm (Width), 405 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: receivers
Inscriptions: Brass plate attached to side of base inscribed:
"RECEIVING PERFORATOR
TYPE B7 SER. No. 0082
CABLE & WIRELESS Ltd.
MANFD. BY ROTHEROE & MITCHELL LTD.
1954"

Top of motor casing inscribed:
"PHONIC MOTOR
TYPE N-8-A
MUIRHEAD & Co. Ltd.
No. 240570
100V HIGH POWER"

Painted in white on top of base:
"4"
Manufacturer: Cable & Wireless Co
Manufacturer: Rotheroe & Mitchell Ltd, 1954

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