The First Telegraph Cable

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 22 March 2023
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A section of the first electrical telegraph cable, used for a machine invented by William Fothergill Cook and Charles Wheatstone in London in 1837. Made of copper and wood, the cable was first used underground before it was decided to suspend wires above ground using poles. (Science Museum, London)

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