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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.|
|Credit line: Plumstead Museum collection.|