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Telegraph Tape Perforator - Kleinschmidt, circa 1940s Object Reg. No: ST 029199

Summary:
Device used to punch holes in paper tape as part of an electric telegraph system. Characters typed on the keyboard were converted according to a defined code into a pattern of perforations in the paper tape. The punched tape was fed through a transmitter which converted the pattern of holes into pulses of electrical current for transmission over the telegraph line to the receiving station.
Description:
Metal frame, painted black, supporting tape perforating mechanism at rear of object. Alphabetic and numeric keyboard at front of object. Connecting cable attached to rear of frame.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs F. Jeffery, 1976
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 240 mm (Height), 300 mm (Width), 440 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: transceivers
Inscriptions: Plate on top of frame embossed:
"KLEINSCHMIDT PERFORATOR
PATENTED - PAT'S PD'G
CREED & CO. LTD.
LONDON
SOLE AGENTS
SERIAL NO. 1244 VOLTS 110-120"

Printed in white on top of frame:
"P.M.G"
over arrow.
Manufacturer: Creed & Co, London, England, Great Britain

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