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B1618 Morse code ink writer, electrical, wood/metal/brass, Elliott Bros. Ltd., London, 1870. Click to enlarge.

Morse code ink writer, electrical, wood/metal/brass, Elliott Bros. Ltd., London, 1870

Made by Elliott Brothers (London) Ltd (Scientific and catculating instruments) in London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom, Europe, 1870.

Morse code ink writer, electrical, wood/metal/brass, Elliott Bros. Ltd., London, 1870
Wood and brass rectangular base with two drawers to front. At center top is a circular glass insert allowing visual access to the mechanics housed in the base. Bakelite switch located just below a metal cylindrical drum (this is on a simple frame stand). Three separate electrical adapters/wires are protruding from the machine. One has four prongs, the other two have raw electrical wire ends. At the front of the...

Summary

Object No.

B1618

Object Statement

Morse code ink writer, electrical, wood/metal/brass, Elliott Bros. Ltd., London, 1870

Physical Description

Morse code ink writer, electrical, wood/metal/brass, Elliott Bros. Ltd., London, 1870
Wood and brass rectangular base with two drawers to front. At center top is a circular glass insert allowing visual access to the mechanics housed in the base. Bakelite switch located just below a metal cylindrical drum (this is on a simple frame stand). Three separate electrical adapters/wires are protruding from the machine. One has four prongs, the other two have raw electrical wire ends. At the front of the machine, above the drawers is a copper mechanism with various knobs to the front, this is attached to the metal drum by a small spring.

Marks

Engraved onto copper "ELLIOTT BROTHERS / (LONDON) LTD / NO 1196"

Dimensions

Height

400 mm

Width

310 mm

Depth

375 mm

History

Notes

Interstate telegraph communication was first established between Melbourne and Adelaide July, 1858, Perth and Adelaide 1877, Port Augusta and Port Darwin 1872

Source

Credit Line

Gift of White, S D, 1966

Acquisition Date

17 February 1966

Cite this Object

Harvard

Morse code ink writer, electrical, wood/metal/brass, Elliott Bros. Ltd., London, 1870 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 October 2019, <https://ma.as/208410>

Wikipedia

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