Telegraph Cable Connector Block


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An eight terminal cable connector block (heavy duty). Metal (brass) terminals with painted wooden base and six holes in base for attaching to unit. Includes spark gap which eliminates/ relieves voltage surge and limits damage to telegraph equipment. Would have been situated in the middle of the cable/ line and the delicate telegraph equipment in the cable station. Likely in use between 1890s - 1924.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Metal
Organic/Vegetal/Wood
Signature/Marks and Type
Key/ E./ A.L./ E/ LINE/ INST./ SPARE Label
Accession No
2006.279
Credit Line
Telegraph Cable Connector Block, 2006.279. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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