PK Cable Map 1880's

PK Cable Map 1880's

Friday, 11 February 2011

Enderby Wharf Greenwich the birthplace of the British submarine cable business

This photo dated 1890 shows the Test Department at Telcon with some beefy looking buoys ( perhaps boys too !) in the background
If I have loaded this correctly it should be possible to click and enlarge to a really high definition shot and allow identification of the names of the staff. This may be interesting to anyone looking into Greenwich family histories.
The photograph is one of a number related to the early days of Telecon held in the Porthcurno archive ( Alcatel)
By the way if you are interested in buoys (careful!!) we have engineering drawings of such devices in the archive dating back to 1860 and before.

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