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Contact Switch - Morse Code

From the Collection of The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum Level 2, The School of Physics, David Caro Building (192) Corner of Elgin and Swanston Streets The University of Melbourne Parkville VIC

Description
Rectangular wooden base with two metal strips on top of each other. Each strip is separated with a rectangular block between them at one end and has a terminal knob at that end. The other end of the top strip has a knob that when pressed produces a contact between the two strips.
Size
5cm x 12.6cm x 4.8cm
Object Registration
457
Keywords
morse code switch, contact switch, gambrell bros, telegraphy
When Made
20th Century
Made By
Gambrell Bros. & Co Ltd (Scientific Instruments)
Inscriptions & Markings
Engraved on top: 'GAMBRELL BROS & CO LTD / PATT. 5037'
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM