The Eastern Telegraph Company Page Turner dated 1889
The Eastern Telegraph Company Page Turner dated 1889
The Eastern Telegraph Company Page Turner dated 1889
The Eastern Telegraph Company Page Turner dated 1889

The Eastern Telegraph Company Page Turner 1889

 

A piece of company promotional material from 1889.  Some things never change.

 

It's a fascinating thing.  Transfer printed with the company name, a calendar for 1889 on both sides of the handle, and on either side of the blade the telegraph routes operated across the world.

 

The modern Cable and Wireless company formed in the early 20th century, can trace its history back to a number of British telegraph companies founded in the 1860's.  Through mergers and acquisitions the Eastern Telegraph Company eventually ran cable all over the world, extending eventually to Australasia and China.  

 

The Government eventually became involved and a number of 

companies using radio communications, including Marconi, were merged to form the Imperial and International Communications Ltd in 1928 and into Cable and Wireless in 1934.

 

It's surprising what you learn when you buy unusual things!

 

In great condition for its age.

 

Size:     13” x 1.25”  33 x 3cm

 

£125

 

Ref:  615

 

The Eastern Telegraph Company Page Turner dated 1889

The Eastern Telegraph Company Page Turner dated 1889