Submarine telegraph cable laid across the River Medina, Isle of Wight, 1878.

Submarine telegraph cable laid across the River Medina, Isle of Wight, 1878.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Submarine telegraph cable, recovered in 1977, which was laid across the River Medina on the Isle of Wight in about 1878. It is believed to have been used in Alexander Graham Bell's (1847-1922) telephone experiment between Cowes and Osborne House, residence of Queen Victoria.

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