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Glass, Elliot & Co. of Greenwich, England, made this piece of twisted wire for the transatlantic telegraph cable. Efforts to lay the cable began in 1858 and were finally successful -- with a cable that did not break and strong signals -- in 1866.
About This Item
- Title: Transatlantic cable fragment, ca. 1865
- Creator: Glass, Elliot & Co.
- Creation Date: circa 1865
- Subject Date: circa 1865
- Media: Copper, brass, hemp
- Local Code: 2004.090.014
- Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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