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Brass, Metal, Walnut
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Tintagel, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
On show at
By 1890 the telegraph wires had been brought to Tintagel. Telegraph machines were used to send information as a series of electric pulses. You can see two telegrams in the Post Room
A Spagnoletti telegraph undulator in walnut case with brass fittings, the face of the machine having letters of the alphabet with coding and Spagnolettis patent. The numbers 3477/4508/5 carved on back.
Given to the National Trust by the Post Office Museum, GPO Bristol for the refurbishment of the Post Room.
Marks and inscriptions
(carved on back) 3477/4508/5