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Telegraph / model Telegraph / model

Model of a telegraph on the semaphore system which belonged to the inventor, Reverend Lord George Murray, c. 1790

Message container Message container

Aluminium message container for carrier pigeons

Heliograph Heliograph

Heliograph or sun telegraph, invented by Sir Henry Mance, for long distance signalling, effective up to twenty miles, 1875

Specimen / cable, telegraph Specimen / cable, telegraph

Piece of the Persian Gulf telegraph cable after 16 years submersion, 1850 - 1880

Specimen / telegraph apparatus / telephone apparatus / bell inst Specimen / telegraph apparatus / telephone apparatus / bell inst

One of a collection of telegraph and telephone apparatus and materials - an early form of Bright's bell instrument with relay, c. 1850 - 1860

Specimen / cable, telephone Specimen / cable, telephone

One of a collection of telegraph and telephone cables - a short length of telephone cable, having 150 conductors, insulated with paper and lead covered, 1900 - 1910

Specimen / telegraph instrument / key, direct current, Post Offi Specimen / telegraph instrument / key, direct current, Post Offi

One of a historical collection of telegraph instruments - a Post Office direct current key, 2nd half 19th century

Lamp, oil, signalling / tripod Lamp, oil, signalling / tripod

Oil lamp, on a tripod, fitted with shutters and keys for Morse code signalling at night, 1900

Lamp, oil, signalling / tripod Lamp, oil, signalling / tripod

Oil lamp, on a tripod, fitted with shutters and keys for Morse code signalling at night, 1900

Specimen / telephone apparatus / telephone, table Specimen / telephone apparatus / telephone, table

One of a group of specimens of telephone apparatus - a table pattern telephone suitable for use on central battery systems, 1910 - 1930

Telephone, Gower bell Telephone, Gower bell

Complete Gower bell telephone, 1890

Cable, telegraph / piece Cable, telegraph / piece

Small piece of Atlantic telegraph cable, 1857

Telephone Telephone

Complete telephone made by William Holms, Paisley, in 1877, and worked on a line about half a mile long

Telephone Telephone

Telephone of wood and metal, with diaphragm and cover missing, worked on line about half mile long, made by William Holms of Paisley, in 1877

Electrophone stand Electrophone stand

Phone listening set, Electrophone stand in walnut with 6 Ader receivers, 1880

Specimen / cable, telegraph Specimen / cable, telegraph

Specimen of telegraph cable, unidentified