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Submarine cable section


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Object ID AAB0152.1
Description A section of submarine cable. Shore end Suez - the core consists of seven copper wires coated with four layers of gutta percha alternating with four layers of Chatterton's compound covered with a cushion of tarred jute. The outer sheathing consists of ten iron wires covered with tarred hemp and compound.
Date made 1870

Place made London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal: iron; organic: gutta percha; organic: jute; wood; metal: copper
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