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Choose from 109 pictures in our Signalling collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

RMS Republic, SS Florida and wireless-telegraphy room Featured Print

RMS Republic, SS Florida and wireless-telegraphy room

RMS Republic sank on 24rd January 1909, near Nantucket, Massachusetts, after collision with SS Florida had occurred the day before. Republic was issued with the new Marconi wireless telegraph system and became the first ever ship to issue a CQD (Come Quickly, Danger) distress signal, when Jack Binns, the wireless-telegraph operator, transmitted the message for fourteen hours straight amidst the wreck of the wireless office. Images on this page from the Illustrated London News include the Republic sinking after collision; the state of the Florida's bows; the wireless-telegraphy room on the Republic from where Jack Binns sent signals. Date: 1909

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Cabot Tower - St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador Featured Print

Cabot Tower - St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador

Cabot Tower is a tower in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, situated on Signal Hill. Construction of the tower began in 1898 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland, and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The building was used primarily for flag signalling. Date: circa 1910s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Signalling equipment on the Western Front, WW1 Featured Print

Signalling equipment on the Western Front, WW1

The various instruments used by signallers in transmitting messages on the Western Front during the First World War. In the left hand top corner are the aerial cables conveying telephone or Morse code messages. The lines are laid on the ground or buried near the firing line. Next is the Begbie lamp for flashing Morse code messages. Then two kinds of flags - one white and another blue - for use against light or dark backgrounds. An electric lamp on a tripod stand is used at night. Two types of flap or disc instruments follow. They are opened and shut with the long and short pauses of the Morse code. The one with the three flaps attached to a spring can be attached to a tree or wall. Then comes the much more familiar heliograph with its mirrors, which, of course, require sunshine to transmit messages. Finally, there is a whistle, which can be used for signals with Morse or other code. Date: 1918

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans