Self-Winding Stock Ticker
Metal, glass, paper, wood
Overall (stock ticker): 14 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (36.2 x 23.5 cm)
Part (stand): 42 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (108 x 46.4 x 46
Brass and metal Self-Winding Stock Ticker on a circular, cast iron pedestal and under a glass dome; pedestal painted black and inscribed, "QUOTATIONS FURNISHED BY THE/ WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO./ APPLY TO LOCAL MANAGER" in gold letters twice. Square, wooden column stand with a stepped, chamfered square base and top; door in the front of the stand with a metal pull handle opens to electrical wiring inside; two holes drilled through the top; rectangular brass plaque screwed to the top.
Gift of the Western Union Telegraph Co.
painted: on the iron pedestal, twice: "QUOTATIONS FURNISHED BY THE/ WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO./ APPLY TO LOCAL MANAGER" in gold letters
engraved: on the brass plaque: "PRESENTED BY/ THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO./ TO/ THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY/ 1961."
engraved: on the ticker mechanism: "M'F'D BY/ T.A. EDISON, INC./ 10617"
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