Transatlantic cable fragment, ca. 1865

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Transatlantic cable fragment, ca. 1865

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Description

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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
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