Office of the Submarine Telegraph Company

#Picture Number ST231

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Victorian illustration to download showing the office of the Submarine Telegraph Company, London. One man operates the telegraph, another transcribes a message. Various boxes with dials and needles are connected by wires to the operator. Spectators look on. In November 1852 wires had just been laid underground between London and Dover, and a link made at Dover to the submarine cable under the Channel, so that there was now a direct telegraph link between London and Paris.