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Telegraph Tape Transmitter - Cable & Wireless, circa 1930s Reg. No: ST 029152
- Device 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 a defined code. These pulses could then be transmitted over the telegraph line to the receiving station.
- Metal base carrying metal baseplate with vertical metal endplate. Electric motor attached to baseplate. Endplate carries tape-reading mechanism. Attached connecting cable and plug.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from V. Barnes, 1976
|Dimensions:||170 mm (Height), 185 mm (Width), 410 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||clockwork mechanisms, telegraphy, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Vertical endplate inscribed:
"TRANSMITTER TYPE A40
SERIAL No. 0074
CABLE & WIRELESS LTD."
End of base carries plate inscribed:
Motor casing inscribed:
MUIRHEAD & Co. Ltd.
100V LOW POWER"
|Maker:||Cable & Wireless Ltd, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1890s|