Rare Victorian Trans-Atlantic Cable souvenir brooch. This is a rare bar brooch featuring a slice of the 1890s Trans-Atlantic cable which was produced to link the Americas to Europe. Many of these were produced but few have survived.
I have trawled the internet but cannot find another. It is in super condition considering its age, of which it does show a few small signs. Please see the history below. Thank you for your interest. This is a very special and rare piece with a wonderful back-story.It is a Victorian souvenir brooch made from a slice of Trans-Atlantic cable produced by Siemens Brothers in Woolwich, London. The cable was manufactured by the Victorians to enable communication between the Americas and Europe. The construction of the brooch's cable dates it to the latter part of the 19th century - the key is in the layout of the copper conductors at the centre of the cable. If you count the copper wires, you'll see there are twelve small wires wrapped around a much larger wire at the centre, and this is the design used during that period. As well as copper being. Russian Hemp, Manilla yarns, steel, India rubber, and jute were also used. Rare Victorian Trans-Atlantic Cable souvenir brooch, 1890s" is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Other Science/Medicine".
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