Making the Atlantic telegraph cable

#Picture Number ST104

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of workers coiling the vast length of the first Transatlantic telegraph cable outside the manufacturing works, c1855. The copper core has been covered with hemp, tar and iron wires. This cable was laid in 1858, but only functioned for three weeks.

 


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