"Exide News, Electric Power Control Edition, August 1937"

Summary

This publication contains the article "Trouble Shooting the Atlantic Telegraph Cables." It discusses the difficulty of maintaining the large network of undersea communication cables. Safety challenges include: uneven topography on the ocean floor, interference from marine life, and trawling fishing boats accidentally severing cables. Damaged cables are found using echolocation and electrical equipment and drawn to the surface for repair.

This publication contains the article "Trouble Shooting the Atlantic Telegraph Cables." It discusses the difficulty of maintaining the large network of undersea communication cables. Safety challenges include: uneven topography on the ocean floor, interference from marine life, and trawling fishing boats accidentally severing cables. Damaged cables are found using echolocation and electrical equipment and drawn to the surface for repair.

Artifact

Booklet

Date Made

August 1937

Subject Date

August 1937

Collection Title

Archives Vertical File 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2016.0.34.5

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.375 in

Connect 3

Discover curious connections between artifacts.

Learn More