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K141 Telegraph submarine cable, sample, probably used on the Banjuwangi to Darwin section of the England to Australia cable laid 1871, metal / gutta percha, maker unknown, England, c. 1870. Click to enlarge.

Telegraph submarine cable

Made
Telegraph submarine cable, (sample), metal / gutta percha, attributed as part of England to Australia cable, laid 1871 (Banjuwangi to Darwin section), maker unknown, England, c 1870 (OS)
Telegraph submarine cable, believed to be portion of the telegraph cable between England and Australia, this section Banjuwangi to Darwin. Cable was laid in 1871, England, c. 1870 (OF).

Summary

Object No.

K141

Object Statement

Telegraph submarine cable, sample, probably used on the Banjuwangi to Darwin section of the England to Australia cable laid 1871, metal / gutta percha, maker unknown, England, c. 1870

Physical Description

Telegraph submarine cable, (sample), metal / gutta percha, attributed as part of England to Australia cable, laid 1871 (Banjuwangi to Darwin section), maker unknown, England, c 1870 (OS)
Telegraph submarine cable, believed to be portion of the telegraph cable between England and Australia, this section Banjuwangi to Darwin. Cable was laid in 1871, England, c. 1870 (OF).

Dimensions

Height

118 mm

Width

17 mm

Production

History

Notes

Believed to be portion of the telegraph cable between England and Australia, this section Banjuwangi to Darwin. Cable was laid in 1871.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Telegraph submarine cable 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 February 2023, <https://ma.as/261088>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/261088 |title=Telegraph submarine cable |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=7 February 2023 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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