Spanish

SU-028

SU-028

Sample of the first Atlantic telegraph cable attempt, partly laid August 1857. The rings bear the inscriptions “A.T. Coy. Cable 1857” and

“Newall & Co. Manufacturers Birkenhead”.

It is understood that the core was manufactured by the Gutta Percha Co., Newall being the manufacturer of the armour.

Plate and box not original.