- Item 74512 - Transatlantic cable fragment, ca. 1865
- Contributed by Maine Historical Society
- Item 74512
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Glass, Elliot & Co. of Greenwich, England, made this piece of twisted wire for the transatlantic telegraph cable. Efforts to lay the cable began in 1858 and were finally successful -- with a cable that did not break and strong signals -- in 1866.Show Details