A good transatlantic telegraph cable sample - as laid in 1874 by the C.S. Faraday,
Lot 75
A good transatlantic telegraph cable sample - as laid in 1874 by the C.S. Faraday,
Sold for £1,860 (US$ 3,050) inc. premium

Lot Details
A good transatlantic telegraph cable sample -
as laid in 1874 by the C.S. Faraday,
the single solid core with micro copper cover, encased in pitch shroud, wrapped in loose hair then bound in hemp rope containing ten-core earth reinforcing rods, later clipped and wired, tied with printed headed label from the India Rubber, Gutta Percha & Telegraph Works, Co., Ltd., Silvertown, London, inscribed in ink with details of the salvage operation, later label with a copy of the inscription; together with a folio containing good detail of the history, vessel names, benefactor names and linking dates for the 1858-1874 cables -
6.3/4in. (17cm) long

Footnotes

  • The label inscription reads:

    Direct United States cable laid between Ireland and America by Carl Siemens in the "Faraday" 1874. Total length 3060 miles and cost £1,211,000.
    This piece was picked up by C.S. Dacia May 1913 during repair in Lat: 50 - 41'
    Long: 19 - 31'W. Depth 2170...
    (final part indistinct)

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