Stock ticker machine and printing mechanism stand

Stock ticker machine and printing mechanism stand
Title
Stock ticker machine and printing mechanism stand
Date 
1890
Medium 
Brass, rubber, iron
Dimensions 
a: 8 x 9 x 4 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 22.9 x 10.8 cm ) b: 5 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. ( 14 x 39.4 x 24.1 cm )
Description 
Brass frame with wheels, sprockets, electrical wires, and printing wheels with letters and numbers; cylindrical stand with wheel and arm for tape.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. David M. Minton
Object Number 
1940.354ab
Gallery Label 
This New York Quotation Company stock ticker machine would originally have had a glass dome. Its predecessor was invented in 1880 by Stephen Field of the Commerical Telegram Co. In 1889 the New York Stock Exchange took over the Commercial Telegram Co, changed the name to the New York Quotation Company, and in 1890 began manufacturing their own stock tickers.
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Creative: Tronvig Group