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B2158-1 Section of Transatlantic telegraph cable, and presentation box, copper / brass / wood, made by Glass, Elliot & Co, Greenwich, London, England / Tiffany & Co, New York, New York, United States of America, 1858. Click to enlarge.

Section of Transatlantic telegraph cable

Made
A section of cable, comprising a series of interlaced metal cables with copper core and insulation which are brass bound at the ends and in the middle. The middle brass ring is engraved with the following 'ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE / ...GUARANTEED BY... / TIFFANY & Co / BROADWAY. NEW YORK. 1858'.

A rectangular, wooden presentation box comprising a base and slide-on lid which features the following text 'ORIGINAL TRANSATLANTIC CABLE / 1858 / GUARANTEED BY / Tiffany & Co.'

Summary

Object No.

B2158-1

Object Statement

Section of Transatlantic telegraph cable, and presentation box, copper / brass / wood, made by Glass, Elliot & Co, Greenwich, London, England / Tiffany & Co, New York, New York, United States of America, 1858

Physical Description

A section of cable, comprising a series of interlaced metal cables with copper core and insulation which are brass bound at the ends and in the middle. The middle brass ring is engraved with the following 'ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE / ...GUARANTEED BY... / TIFFANY & Co / BROADWAY. NEW YORK. 1858'.

A rectangular, wooden presentation box comprising a base and slide-on lid which features the following text 'ORIGINAL TRANSATLANTIC CABLE / 1858 / GUARANTEED BY / Tiffany & Co.'

Cite this Object

Harvard

Section of Transatlantic telegraph cable 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 January 2023, <https://ma.as/211162>

Wikipedia

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