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History 151: McCauley

Telegraph Instrument

Telegraph Instrument

ca. 1837–44

From the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

: Brass
: 5 x 9 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (12.7 x 24.4 x 8.9 cm)
: Metal
: Gift of George Hutchins, 1876
: 76.7
Provenance: George Hutchins, until 1876

What is a Telegraph?

Telegraph (Encyclopedia entry, Gale Virtual Reference Library)

The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States (book, CUNY+)

What do we know about telegraph employees?

How the Telegraph Trail Reached Oregon. (Journal article, America: History & Life)

The Operators (Journal article, America: History & Life)

Women Telegraph Operators on the Western Frontier (Journal article, America: History & Life)

Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, 1850-1950 (Book review, America: History & Life)

Love on a Wire (Journal article, Academic Search Complete)