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Specimen of English Channel cable

Specimen of English Channel cable

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Currently not on view
Object Name
Cable
cable sample
Date made
1850
Measurements
cable: 8 in x 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 1.27 cm
base: 7 in x 10 in x 2 in; 17.78 cm x 25.4 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
EM.332905
accession number
294351
catalog number
332905
Credit Line
from Western Union Corporation
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