Sections of the Atlantic telegraph cable (930) in original packing crates (8)
Steel, metal; wood
Part (cable sections): 1/2 x 3 7/8 in. (1.3 x 9.8 cm)
Overall (Crates): 3 3/4 x 9 x 10 3/4 in. (9.5 x 22.9 x 27.3 cm)
930 4-inch sections of the Atlantic telegraph cable; each section consisting of multiple bundles of steel wire with brass mounts at top and bottom and stamped Tiffany & Co. mount at center ("ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE/GUARANTEED BY/TIFFANY & CO./BROADWAY . NEW YORK . 1858". Housed in 8 original wooden packing crates, three with separate tops.
stamped: on metal band around center of cable section: "ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE/GUARANTEED BY/TIFFANY & CO./BROADWAY . NEW YORK . 1858"
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