Submarine Telegraph Cable Samples

An interesting mahogany cased set of telegraph cable samples. Thick bevelled glass front, blue velvet interior. On the back a hand written label:


Submarine Telegraph Cables

Aden to Bombay Triplicate

Laid 1891

Strand shore end showing various

stages of Manufacture

Intermediate Section

Deep sea Section

Total lenght 2000 Nautical Miles

Breaking stream of deep sea section

is 7 tons

Weight of shore end is 26,5 tons per

Nautical Mile

Size of Core 400    Copper conductor 400 lbs per Nautical Mile

300     Gutta Percha insulator 300 lbs per Nautical Mile


Two hooks for hanging.


Case size: 37,5 cm high, 33 cm wide and 8 cm deep.


In good condition.