Photo: Transatlantic cable

Scanned image showing cable being laid from a boat.
Scanned image showing cable being laid from a boat.
Details
Object number
BXL : 0408
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Description

Transatlantic cable being laid from rear of ship. Photo caption: In this photograph taken of H.M.T.S. Monarch during the laying of the Anglo-Danish coaxial submarine cable. The cable is seen passing under the dynamometer (which registers tension on cable) whilst paying out. Cable of this kind is insulated with polyethylene on account of its excellent high frequency characteristics. This item is part of the MoDiP BXL collection.
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BXL

Inscriptions

stamped: "When re ordering please quote Negative No. 20349C" (rear)
Dimensions
Width
210mm
Height
160mm
Method
Material
paper