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A piece of 19th-century telegraph cable.

A piece of 19th-century telegraph cable.
A piece of 19th-century telegraph cable.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2861
Description: A piece of telegraph cable manufactured by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company of Greenwich. The electric telegraph introduced a 19th-century communications revolution, allowing messages and replies to be transmitted across the globe in minutes instead of days, weeks or months.
Creator: Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Co.
Date: 1860-1900
Credit line: Plumstead Museum collection.
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