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Western Union Telegraph Co

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Duplex Morse key.
Duplex morse key name plate saying Silvertown Telegraph Works, London.
Sticker on underside of above key.

Western Union House, 22 Great Winchester Street, London, EC2.

1867 The company placed an order with the India Rubber, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Works Co to manyfacture and lay a telegraph cable between Key West and Havana in Cuba[1]. This was presumably on behalf of the International Ocean Telegraph Co.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 24, 1912