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Telegraphy Collection

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Porthcurno Cable Station

Porthcurno Cable Station
Porthcurno cable terminal in Cornwall, built by the Falmouth Gibraltar Malta Telegraph company

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: RMS Republic, SS Florida and wireless-telegraphy room

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

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906

Advert for Parkins and Gotto electrical novelties 1906
Advertisement from 1906 for Parkins and Gotto, of Oxford Street, London, showing the wide range of electrical novelties, including a working model of the Metropolitan electric railway train with

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Heliograph used by British army in Africa

Heliograph used by British army in Africa
Heliograph used in the British army in Africa, probably during the Boer War (1899-1902). The heliograph is a wireless telegraph that signals by flashes of sunlight (generally using Morse code)

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: John Ambrose Fleming

John Ambrose Fleming
JOHN AMBROSE FLEMING English electrical engineer; contributed to development of telephony, electric lighting and wireless telegraphy

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Communications / Radio

Communications / Radio
The Wireless Telegraphy room of an Atlantic liner

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Electric telegraph used in Crimean War, 1854

Electric telegraph used in Crimean War, 1854
Electric telegraph used in the Crimean War, 1854. The plough for laying the wire. The wire is deposited by a subsoil plough in the ground

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: RMS Titanic - shipping chart of North Atlantic

RMS Titanic - shipping chart of North Atlantic for the month of April 1912, Sheet 133, Meteorological Office, London. The chart is in colour and displays wind, sea current, sea temperature

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Ordering rooms by wireless, The Savoy Hotel, London

Ordering rooms by wireless, The Savoy Hotel, London
Remote booking, ordering rooms by wireless, The Savoy Hotel, London Date: 1911

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Telephoning Australia by Short-Wave Wireless 1924

Telephoning Australia by Short-Wave Wireless 1924
Diagram showing the possibility of extensive new development in long-distance communication using short-wave wireless telephone to Australia. Date: 1924

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Coiling of the Atlantic cable on board H. M.s Agamemnon prior to the 1858 expedition to lay cable

Coiling of the Atlantic cable on board H. M.s Agamemnon prior to the 1858 expedition to lay cable from Britain to North
Coiling of the Atlantic cable on board H.M.S Agamemnon prior to the 1858 expedition to lay cable from Britain to North America

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Messrs Glasse and Elliott's Atlantic Telegraph Cable Works yard at East Greenwich, London

Messrs Glasse and Elliott's Atlantic Telegraph Cable Works yard at East Greenwich, London. The 1, 250 tons of telegraphic cable being laid out in five coils to go on-board the H.M.S

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: EDOUARD EUGENE BRANLY (1844 - 1940), French engineer who developed wireless telegraphy. Date: 1923

EDOUARD EUGENE BRANLY (1844 - 1940), French engineer who developed wireless telegraphy. Date: 1923

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Electric telegraph used by French army, 1862

Electric telegraph used by French army, 1862
Electric telegraph used in manoeuvres by the French army near Chalons, 1862 Date: 1862

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Marconis wireless telegraph message, Dover 1899

Marconis wireless telegraph message, Dover 1899
Guglielmo Marconi, shown here in the photograph with his latest invention, sending a wireless telegraphy from Dover Town Hall to South Foreland Lighthouse, through four miles of cliffs

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Guglielmo Marconi reading a wireless telegraph message on tape from a across the Atlantic

Guglielmo Marconi reading a wireless telegraph message on tape from a across the Atlantic, on board the Italian Cruiser, Carlo Alberto. Date: 1902

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi (1874 - 1937), Irish-Italian inventor and electrical engineer. Marconi photographed with his wireless invention, telegraphy instrument. Date: 1901

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Cartoon, The Telephone Cinderella

Cartoon, The Telephone Cinderella
The Telephone Cinderella: The general post and telegraphy shun the telephone. Date: 1892

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: A French Signal Corps with heliographs, telescopes and flags

A French Signal Corps with heliographs, telescopes and flags
A French Signal Corps with heliographs, telescopes and telegraph flags. Date: circa 1909

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Broadcast Receiving Licence excluding television

Broadcast Receiving Licence excluding television, issued in 1947, costing twenty shillings (one pound). 1947

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Giovanni Caselli (1815-1891). Pantelegraph. Colored engravin

Giovanni Caselli (1815-1891). Pantelegraph. Colored engravin
Giovanni Caselli (1815-1891). Pantelegraph patented in 1861 for sending and receiving images over long distances through the telegraph. Colored engraving

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Electric telegraph receiver by Foy and Breguet

Electric telegraph receiver by Foy and Breguet
Electrical needle telegraph receiver developed in 1842 by Alphonse Foy and Louis Francois Clement Breguet (1804-1883). Back. Nineteenth century colored engraving

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Phonoplex telegraph invented by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-193

Phonoplex telegraph invented by Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931). Engraving

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Telegraph lines crossing the Great Plains of America

Telegraph lines crossing the Great Plains of America
Telegraph lines running alongside a railway track at a remote station on the Great Plains of America

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Quadrant telegraph by Breguet

Quadrant telegraph by Breguet
Quadrant telegraph by Louis Francois Clement Breguet (1804-1883). Nineteenth century colored engraving

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Scouts / Telegraphy 20C

Scouts / Telegraphy 20C
Two boy scouts using wireless telegraphy in a rural setting. Date: early 20th century

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Sir Henry B. Jackson

Sir Henry B. Jackson
SIR HENRY BRADWARDINE JACKSON Admiral of the Fleet and pioneer of wireless telegraphy Date: 1855 - 1929

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Telegraph lines crossing the American Great Plains

Telegraph lines crossing the American Great Plains
Telegraph lines running alongside a railway line, crossing the American Great Plains. Date: circa 1880

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Marconi plaque, Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall

Marconi plaque, Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall
A plaque to Guglielmo Marconi, set in a granite wall near some buildings on the sea shore at Bass Point, The Lizard, Cornwall

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: MORSE, Samuel (1791-1872). North American painter

MORSE, Samuel (1791-1872). North American painter and physicist, telegraphs inventor. Morse telegraph receiving station using punched tape Movilleron, early 20th c

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: How wireless beacons guide ships in the fog

How wireless beacons guide ships in the fog
The Marconi invention can determine distance of the ship from the beacon to steer the vessel into a Harbour during foggy weather

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: How wireless waves guide aeroplanes during bad visibility

How wireless waves guide aeroplanes during bad visibility
Method of directing the pilots of aircraft flying to and from Croydon has been revolutioned by the Marconi directional visual beacon station erected at croydon. WWII

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge - British physicist

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge - British physicist
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge (18511940) - British physicist and writer, involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy. Date: 1926

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Sir John Pender - 3

Sir John Pender - 3
SIR JOHN PENDER engineer, particularly associated with submarine telegraphy Date: 1815 - 1896

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Sir John Pender - 2

Sir John Pender - 2
SIR JOHN PENDER engineer, particularly associated with submarine telegraphy Date: 1815 - 1896

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Wireless telegraphy

Wireless telegraphy. Illustration shows George F. Hoar sitting on the US Capitol dome using a telegraph to send a wireless message Keep it up! We are with you

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: The Wreck of the Titanic - page from the Sphere

The Wreck of the Titanic - page from the Sphere
Page from the Sphere which reported in great detail on the sinking of the Titanic. Top part of the page shows the wireless telegraph message with the SOS and CQD signals

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Two Metropolitan Police telegraph operators

Two Metropolitan Police telegraph operators at work, New Scotland Yard, London. Date: late 1930s

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Jack Binns, wireless-telegraph operator

Jack Binns, wireless-telegraph operator
Jack Binns, the wireless-telegraph operator on the RMS Republic that sank after colliding with the SS Florida on 23rd January 1909, near Nantucket, Massachusetts

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: C. Q. D. signals that meant safety on the Republic

C. Q. D. signals that meant safety on the Republic
C.Q.D. signals that meant safety to two thousand souls: the means by which the sinking liner Republic sent three hundred miles for immediate help

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition

The Atlantic Telegraph Expedition: on board the Great Eastern, the crew prepares for the final attempt to grapple the lost telegraph cable which had snapped at the beginning of August

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Marconi plaque, Bass Point, Cornwall

Marconi plaque, Bass Point, Cornwall
A plaque to Guglielmo Marconi, set in a granite wall near some buildings on the sea shore at Bass Point, Cornwall. It marks the location of Marconis telegraph station during the pioneering days of

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Wireless Operator School, WWII

Wireless Operator School, WWII
Wireless Operator School, during World War II. Practical telegraphy, receiving and sending on long wire circuits. Preparing for the War Emergency Certificate which means completing the course in

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Admiral Sir Henry Jackson / Stamp

Admiral Sir Henry Jackson / Stamp
SIR HENRY BRADWARDINE JACKSON Admiral of the Fleet and pioneer of wireless telegraphy

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Ayrton and Perry

Ayrton and Perry
Portrait engravings of Professor William Ayrton and Professor John Perry, electrical engineers. Ayrton held the post of Professor of Natural Philosophy

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Autographic telegraphy

Autographic telegraphy
D Arlincourts autographic telegraph, able to transmit a copy of handwriting by electric currents. Several versions based on a similar principle were in circulation during the mid-19th century

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Marconis new movable radio-telegraphic station

Marconis new movable radio-telegraphic station, designed by Marquis Solari, Signor Marconis secretary. The station was used for traction or for generating electricity for wireless telegraphy

Background imageTelegraphy Collection: Military Telegraph

Military Telegraph
Optical and electric telegraphy used by the French army. Specialists are trained to use the Morse code by day or night



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