An important and early complete Morse telegraph table by Digney, circa 1870

An important and early complete Morse telegraph table by Digney, circa 1870




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Categories: Technology, Communication, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Other Technology Antiques


A very fine Morse electric telegraph-transmitter-receiver signed “Digney frères” and on a plate fixed on the wooden base “Digney Fres & Diverneresse / Btés SGDG n ° 8388”, France, c.1870. 

The instrument is made of brass , steel, glass, varnished mahogany and measures 35x15x29 cm.


This is an important, early and beautiful French model in perfect working order of a complete Morse telegraph table, Digney model from the 1870s.

The clock movement for driving the paper strip is in working condition and the table includes an ink receiver with its original paper strip, an electric buzzer, a test galvanometer and its Morse transmitter with horn handle. Very complete with its original key.

Rare as complete and very beautiful wormanship by one of the pioneers in France of the Morse telegraphy.


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Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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