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
Strand shore end showing various
stages of Manufacture
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
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.