Stock Ticker

Description (Brief)
Until the decade of the 1990s, when traders adopted the Internet, tickers provided vital stock market information to businesses and news organizations. Stock tickers were a special type of telegraph receiver designed to print an alphabetical company symbol and the current price of that company’s stock on a paper roll called ticker tape. Thomas Edison made his early reputation as an inventor by designing an improved stock ticker for the Gold & Stock Telegraph Company. The company submitted this ticker to the U.S. Patent Office during the process leading to the issue of patent number 140,488 in 1873 .
date made
1873
maker
Edison, Thomas Alva
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 15 1/2 in x 14 in x 15 in; 41.91 cm x 39.37 cm x 35.56 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
EM*252616
catalog number
252616
patent number
140488
accession number
49064
subject
Telegraph
Stock Markets
Patent Models
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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