Artifact Details

Title

Telegraph key and receiver

Catalog Number

B61.80

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

J. H. Bunnell & Company

Dimensions

Key: 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.; Receiver: 3 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.

Description

Object consists of two parts, a telegraph key and a telegraph receiver. "Patented Feb 16 1875" is stamped on top of metal base of receiver. Bell collection stickers on the undersides of the bases of both parts of the object.

Category

Pre-computer/other

Credit

Gift of Gwen and C. Gordon Bell

Lot Number

X6288.2012