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- A Manufacturer London, United Kingdom
Telegraph Tape Perforator - Kleinschmidt, circa 1940s Reg. No: ST 029199
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||240 mm (Height), 300 mm (Width), 440 mm (Length)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Telegraphy Collection, Information & Communication Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Plate on top of frame embossed:
PATENTED - PAT'S PD'G
CREED & CO. LTD.
SERIAL NO. 1244 VOLTS 110-120"
Printed in white on top of frame:
|Manufacturer:||Creed & Co, London, England, Great Britain|