1872 SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH CABLE SAMPLE with original label 4.5 inches length 7/8 inch diameter 3.4 ounces Manufactured and laid by Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Ltd. (Telcon) Sir John Pender, Submarine Telegraphy Pioneer and Eastern Telegraph Co. Chairman 1872 - 1896 ___ Label printed text ___ Registered Label WATERLOW & SONS LIMITED, 25, 26, 27, Gt. 95 & 96, London Wall, 49 & 50, Parliament Street, and Finsbury Stationery Works, Finsbury. ___ Label hand written text (interpreted, difficult to read see photos) ___ Specimen of Submarine Telegraph Cable as used by the Eastern Telegraph Co.In deep water where depth varies from 100 fms (fathoms) to 3000 fathoms Type D taped Sheathing 13 No12s, Core 13 of 130 - weight 1.8 ton per mile ___ ___ Historical Research Info. As follows: ___ The following text(s) are authored by Bill Glover (found on Internet) and not the auctioneer. (found on Internet) The Indo-European submarine cable and the formation of the Eastern Telegraph Company are one and the same story. The various companies set up by John Pender to link the UK to India. " "All cables were manufactured and laid by the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company Ltd. " "The importance of Indian cotton to the mills of the North of England was well known to John Pender, whose company, John Pender and Company... " "THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY In 1872 John Pender reorganised... Four companies into one, the Eastern Telegraph Company, (ETC), a company that was to become the largest cable operating company in the world. At its peak it operated 160,000 nm of cables. He became Chairman of the company on its formation and held the position until his death in 1896. The General Manager of the company was Sir James Anderson, who had captained the "Great Eastern" on its Atlantic cable voyages. The company then set about strengthening its links by duplicating cables over the busiest routes such as the Porthcurno-Carcavelos-Gibraltar. A second cable was laid in 1873 across the Bay of Biscay, from Porthcurno to Vigo and Carcavelos. These two cables carried traffic from the Eastern Extension and Brazilian Submarine Telegraph Companies and carried a substantial amount of traffic over the years.
It also laid a number of cables between the Greek islands, some operated by itself, others for the Greek Government. The item "1872 SUBMARINE Eastern TELEGRAPH CABLE Co Specimen with original label UK to INDIA" is in sale since Wednesday, August 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip". The seller is "historic-home" and is located in Lakeland, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.