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Telegraph Tape Transmitter - Cable & Wireless, circa 1930s Object Reg. No: ST 029152

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 170 mm (Height), 185 mm (Width), 410 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: clockwork mechanisms, telegraphy, horology
Themes this item is part of: Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Telegraphy
Tertiary Classification: transceivers
Inscriptions: Vertical endplate inscribed:
"TRANSMITTER TYPE A40
SERIAL No. 0074
CABLE & WIRELESS LTD."

End of base carries plate inscribed:
"MARK III"

Motor casing inscribed:
"PHONIC MOTOR
TYPE N-7
MUIRHEAD & Co. Ltd.
No. 194904
100V LOW POWER"
Maker: Cable & Wireless Ltd, England, Great Britain, 1850s-1890s

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