Transatlantic Cable, 1881

Summary

This cable is part of a display of transatlantic telegraph cables dating from 1858-1928. This cable section was part of a system laid from Sennen Cove, England and Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881.

This cable is part of a display of transatlantic telegraph cables dating from 1858-1928. This cable section was part of a system laid from Sennen Cove, England and Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881.

Artifact

Transatlantic cable

Date Made

1881

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2016.0.33.1.6

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wire
Metal

Color

Black (Color)
Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Length: 12 in

Diameter: 1 in

Inscriptions

stamped in black on ferrule: 1881

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