Aden – Bombay Submarine Telegraph Cable Samples

Aden – Bombay Submarine Telegraph Cable Samples

€ 1.650,-


37,5 cm high, 33 cm wide, 8 cm deep.



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Maritime, Communication


An interesting mahogany cased set of telegraph cable samples. Thick bevelled glass, blue velvet interior. On the back a hand written label:

Submarine Telegraph Cables – Aden to Bombay Triplicate – Laid 1891 – Strand Shore and showing various – stages of Manufacture – Intermediate Section – Deep sea Section – Total lenght 2000 Nautical Miles – Breaking stream of deep sea section – is 7 tons – Weight of shore end is 26,5 tons per – Nautical Mile – Size of Core 400 Copper Conductor 400 lbs per Nautical Mile – 300  Gutta Percha insulator 300 lbs per Nautical Mile.

Two hooks for hanging the case. 

Dimensions: 37,5 cm high, 33 cm wide and 8 cm deep.

In good condition.

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NL Bert Kraker Antiques

Kraker Antiek is a small, cozy and open-minded company in Amsterdam. Bert Kraker offers a collection of authentic, original, rare and quality objects.

With over 20 years of experience in the arts and antiques trade, one of my main specialties is antique scientific instruments. I formerly worked in association with Jaap Mennink, from whom I have learned to use all my senses actively in the trade.

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