Artifact Details

Title

Section of first Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable

Catalog Number

102630322

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Atlantic Telegraph Company

Dimensions

3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3/4 in.

Description

Object consists of short section of the cable and the remains of a tag certifying authenticity. Handwritten on the tag is "Section of the first Atlantic cable. Certified to as genuine by Cyrus N. Field."

Category

Component/cable

Credit

Gift of Gwen and C. Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X6288.2012