Eastern Telegraph Company ashtray and matchbox holder, c 1920.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Eastern Telegraph Company ashtray and matchbox holder, c 1920.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Globe ashtray with matchbox stand advertising the Eastern Telegraph Company. The Eastern, with its headquarters in London, was one of the world's largest submarine telegraph cable companies. This ashtray was given away to customers to keep the name of the company prominently in front of them, using the slogan 'Send your telegrams via Eastern'. In 1929 the company was merged with others to form Cable and Wireless Ltd.
 

Image Ref.

10459346
 

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas