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Splicing the cable (after the first accident) on board the Great Eastern.Splicing the cable (after the first accident) on board the Great Eastern.
Splicing the cable (after the first accident) on board the Great Eastern.

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Repro ID: PX8274
Title: Splicing the cable (after the first accident) on board the Great Eastern.
Description: This image shows crew members on 25 July 1865 on the board the 'Great Eastern' searching for a fault in the telegraph cable. After retrieving the cable they found that a piece of wire, five cm (two inches) long, had been driven clear through the cable, stopping it from working by earthing the current.
Creator: R. Dudley (artist): Day & Son (engravers)
Date: 19th Century
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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