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Submarine cable section

AAB0152.10

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Object ID AAB0152.10
Description A section of submarine cable. Inscribed at the bottom of the cable are the words "BOMBAY-SUEZ- 1869". There are nine wires in outer sheathing covered individually with a serving of hemp soaked in tar, india rubber and pitch.
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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