W1TP TELEGRAPH & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT MUSEUMS: http://w1tp.com
and: ENIGMA MUSEUM: http://EnigmaMuseum.com
Welcome !! from: - Tom Perera - W1TP

0063.jpg Early Telegraph Key These online MUSEUMS are dedicated to the PRESERVATION of TELEGRAPH and SCIENTIFIC History, Lore, and Instrumentation: These are no-frills museums designed for rapid and easy searching and downloading to facilitate research by serious collectors and historians but accessible to anyone who is interested in telegraph and scientific instruments. As a telegraph operator and collector for over 50 years, I have assembled a collection of over 3000 telegraph and scientific instruments and photographs. I am always looking to acquire or photograph very old and unusual keys and instruments!!

SPECIAL TELEGRAPH-RELATED RESOURCES:

* * TELEGRAPH COLLECTORS REFERENCE CD (NEW 2nd. Edition) * * (Details & Ordering Information)
Twice the material in the first edition. Over 7000 Inline Photographs, Illustrated Books, Videos & Reference Information. For PC and MAC!.$15. Page showing corrections:

* * Perera's TELEGRAPH COLLECTORS GUIDE (NEW 3rd. Edition) * * (Details & Ordering Information)
104 pages, 300 photographs, descriptions, prices, 1600 item index, for only $19.95 !
(IMPORTANT REVISION: Latest Internet-Revised Price Guide) ** (Corrections) ** (Info & Updates for the 2nd. Edition) ** (Info & Updates for the 1st. Edition)

* * HOW TO RESTORE TELEGRAPH KEYS: W.R. Smith, W4PAL * * (Details & Ordering Information)
The best and only book of its kind; displays every procedure !

* * AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAPH HISTORY CD-ROM: Ron McMullen * * (Details & Ordering Information)
The only compendium of Australian Telegraph and Key History !

* * THE STORY OF THE ENIGMA CD: History, Technology, and Deciphering (NEW 4th Edition) * * (Details & Ordering Information)
This newly expanded CD is a complete cipher machine library. It has twice the material in the 3rd edition. It tells the complete story of the ENIGMA ! Thousands of pictures, books, Enigma simulator programs, construction projects, other cipher machines, realistic videos... and much more. $15. ** (Updates & Corrections)

* * NEW BOOK: INSIDE ENIGMA: Inside the German ENIGMA and other Historic Cipher Machines(Details & Ordering Information)
This new book contains 208 pages and over 500 pictures that exlain the history and workings of the ENGIMA and other cipher machines including the Russian Fialka. $20. ** (Updates & Corrections)

* * The Antique Wireless Assocation TELEGRAPH ANTHOLOGY CD: Every telegraph article ever published by AWA and much more! $15.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS and TELEGRAPH-RELATED EVENTS:
I attend these events every year and HIGHLY RECOMMEND them to telegraph enthusiasts:
DAYTON HAMVENTIONs: www.hamvention.org (May. Dayton, Ohio) -->> Usual SPACES 2555-2551
ANNUAL ANTIQUE WIRELESS ASSOCIATION CONVENTIONS: http://www.antiquewireless.org: (August. Rochester, NY)
DEERFIELD, NH HAMFEST: www.near-fest.com: Largest in the Northeast!
NEW ENGLAND ANTIQUE RADIO CLUB: www.nearc.net, Manchester, NH, Big bi-annual meet in it's 20th year.
I exhibit telegraph keys dating from before the Civil War to the present as well as Enigma cipher machines. History, Appraisals, and Answers. Bring your old, and unusual keys, photographs, and stories so I can expand the information in my museums. See you there !!
* * VINTAGE BUG NET: Put your favorite bug on the air: Wednesdays at 9:30PM Eastern Time on 3570 AND Wednesdays at 10:00PM on 7070 KHz. All are welcome !!


WEBSITE MAP: - - In This Website, You Will Find (In this order):


GENERAL INFORMATION:
(To SEARCH this Website, click on:
** SEARCHABLE TELEGRAPH INVENTORY **: Search this big page with the EDIT/FIND-ON-THIS-PAGE function of your browser: Identify the Inventory Number you want: and then find it in the TELEGRAPH MUSEUM SECTION.)




THE TELEGRAPH MUSEUM - INLINE PICTURES VERSION:

(***PLEASE WAIT FOR ALL PICTURES TO LOAD !***)
***Some pages will take MANY minutes to load on a slow connection***
***If you have a very slow connection you may want to use the Clickable-Photos version of the Telegraph Museum

(The instruments are in approximate chronological order: Oldest first.)


THE SEARCHABLE, COMPLETE TELEGRAPH MUSEUM INVENTORY:


SPECIAL REPORTS and NEWS: Telegraph-Related Activities:


THE OTHER MUSEUMS: ENIGMA CIPHER MACHINES, OTHER CIPHER MACHINES, COMPUTERS, SCIENTIFIC & MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, RADIOS, MICROPHONES, and PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH APPARATUS:


OTHER TELEGRAPH AND WIRELESS - COLLECTORS and their COLLECTIONS:


INTERNET LINKS TO OTHER COLLECTORS' PAGES AND RELATED SITES:


TOM PERERA'S OTHER INTERESTS AND HOBBIES:

Extra Class Licensed Amateur Radio Station - W 1 T P 
     First licensed in 1953 as K2DCY. All Bands. All Modes. Mobile/Fixed. 
     Member: OOTC, QCWA, AWA, MTC, NEARC, ARRL, AREC, RACES, RCC
     Specializing in Telegraph Keys dating back to before the Civil War.

Licensed Private Pilot: Single-engine, land, and instrument ratings.
     Owner of Piper Cherokee 180 Aircraft.

Certified Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver - Over 500 dives.

Hobbies:
     Sailing; Mountain Climbing; Spelunking; Diving; Running; Electronics.


Professor Tom Perera Ph. D.
Professor Emeritus:
Montclair State University

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Internet On-Line Telegraph & Scientific Instrument Museum:
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Internet ENIGMA Museum:
http://EnigmaMuseum.com or http://w1tp.com/enigma

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: (Copyright (c) 2013: Prof. Tom Perera Ph. D.)
Although all the pictures and text are copyrighted, you may use any of them for your own personal applications including public lectures and demonstrations, publications and websites as long as you mention the www.w1tp.com Museum. If you plan to offer them for sale to the public in any form, you must email me for permission which I will generally grant as long as you mention my museum: http://w1tp.com or http://EnigmaMuseum.com My email address is given at the bottom of this page. Some of the material may require contacting other copyright owners for commercial use and I will inform you by email. Please also see the disclaimer of warranty.





THE TELEGRAPH MUSEUM:

**FOR USERS WITH SLOW INTERNET CONNECTIONS**
You must click to view each image individually.

(The instruments are in approximate chronological order: Oldest first.)