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by Neal McEwen, K5RW
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Welcome to The Telegraph Office. Whether you are a collector,
historian or have a casual interest in the many facets
of wire and wireless telegraphy, you will find something of
interest here. Many resources
are presented. You should be able find information about an old
or other artifact that you have. If you have a question,
take a minute to read the Telegraph Office FAQ, Frequently
Asked Questions. Then send any questions or suggestions to email@example.com.
Last updated and link checked 24 November 2001
Wireless Collections -- Domestic
of the Lou Moreau Collection: A visit to the AWA museum annex to
the the Moreau collection. Presented by Greg Raven.
Home Page: Models, Dates, Serial Numbers, and more by Randy Cole.
Malvasi's Museum of Telegraph and Wireless Instruments: a private
of very old wireless keys and related items.
Museum: a private collection of telegraph instruments and signs
telegraph companies and their services.
W1TP Cyber Museum: a private collection with lots and lots of images
of Telegraph Keys plus other information of interest to collectors.
Telegraph Key Review", by Russ Kleinman: an on-line educational
of a private collection.
A fine collection by John Jenkins.
MUSEUM: Commercial and Amateur Wireless Equipment 1910 - 1923,
England Wireless and
Wireless Collections -- Foreign
Histories of the Key
History -- American Morse
of Telegraph Operators
Wireless on the RMS
Topics for Advanced
the Titanic's Radio Room and Antenna:
Telegraphists" and Their Work: by Dave Gittins
Titanic's first radio contact: The Tenerife Coast Station and
by Jerry Proc, VE3FAB.
Key like used on the Titanic: A reproduction of the Marconi key
from photos and measurements of the key from the Titanic's sister ship
Olympic. Made by Don, W2CUV, now a Silent Key.
Diagram of Titanic Wireless Room: Details of the 5 KW rotary
spark transmitter, Marconi triple tuner, magnetic detector, keys and
back up rig with ten inch spark coil. Thanks to Francisco Jose
Dorta, EA8EX, wireless historian.
"CQD" and the History of Maritime Distress Calls: With a glimpse of
how they were used on the Titanic.
at the Titanic disaster and how it shaped radio legislation:
by Bill Continelli, W2XOY
Harold Bride, surviving Marconi wireless operator: Plus more of the
Titanic Story from the radio operators perspective: A 1929 article
from Radio magazine. Told by Bill Breniman, wireless pioneer and
long time president of the Society of Wireless Pioneers.
aspects of the disaster overlooked today.
Tragedy Spawns Wireless Advancements: A look at the tragedy from
viewpoints, by Ray Minichiello, P.E., (W1BC), Chairman, The Guglielmo
Foundation, U.S.A., & The U.S. National Marconi Museum
Transcripts of both the American Senate Hearings, and the British Board
of Trade Inquiry into the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Includes
of G. Marconi and Titanic wireless operator Harold Bride.
"The perfect success of professor Morse's Electro Magnetic Telegraph
has excited the
astonishment and admiration of the community. The most incredulous have
been convinced, and occurring at the time they have done, the
have satisfied the public that the Magnetic Telegraph is not merely a
illustration of a philosophical principle, but an agent that may be
of practical and every day utility in the business transaction of the
A commentary on Samuel F. B. Morse's Washington to Baltimore
line and its ability to report news instantaneously. from Exeter New
News Letter, July 1, 1844.
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