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Key, telegraph

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Artifact no.
1975.0035.001
Model
CAMEL BACK
Manufacturer
Unknown
Manufacturer Location
Unknown
Manufactured Date
Between 1848 - 1869
Context Function
A DEVICE FOR OPENING OR CLOSING AN ELECTRIC CIRCUIT TO TRANSMIT MESSAGES.
Context Technical
ELIMINATED BATTERY WASTE WHEN TRANSMISSIONS WERE NOT BEING MADE, WITHOUT CLOSING INCOMING MESSAGE TRANSFERENCE.
Context Canada
USED IN METCALFE, ONT TELEGRAPH OFFICE. SERVICES SUPPLIED BY THE MONTREAL TELEGRAPH COMPANY & LATER BY THE GREAT NORTH WESTERN TELEGRAPH. THE SERVICE BEGAN IN 1870 & CLOSED IN 1912, DUE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TELEPHONE. METCALFE OFFICE CALL WAS 'XC'.
Description
BRASS/ EBONITE OPERATING DISC & KNOB
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Missing
SPRING From CA of 08/14/1996 by Kevin Machan: Yes - Missing: lever finger button.
Group 1
Communications
Category 1
Telegraphy
Subcategory 1
Receivers & transmitters
Material
metal->brass;resin->ebonite
Length
14.2 cm
Width
9.1 cm