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TELEGRAPH COLLECTORS REFERENCE CD
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Prof. Tom Perera - W1TP
The www.w1tp.com Telegraph Museum
Second Edition. Copyright (c) 2006. All Rights Reserved.
ISBN 9781-905086-23-8: Radio Society of Great Britain.
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This no-frills CD is designed for easy, convenient, and fast access to over 7000 Photographs, Descriptions, Prices, Books, Catalogs, Maps, Videos, and Lists.
Just scroll down this page and select the links to the information that you would like to view.

The Electric Telegraph made it possible to send messages over vast distances at the speed of light. Its Morse Code dots and dashes formed the basis for all future digital communications and led directly to todays internet. The beautiful brass telegraph keys were technological marvels as well as works of art and are now popular collectibles. This CD explains the history and technology of these early instruments and gives their current values. It is a complete source of information for advanced and beginning collectors and historians.
For a brief INTRODUCTION to the ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH & TELEGRAPH KEY COLLECTING, Click Here.

TELEGRAPH COLLECTORS CD - TABLE OF CONTENTS
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THE W1TP.COM - TELEGRAPH GUIDE, COLLECTIONS, DESCRIPTIONS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS:

1. CD - Version of Perera's TELEGRAPH COLLECTORS GUIDE (3rd Edition):
(...Completely Revised...with All 300+ High Resolution Images of the Pictures Embedded in the Descriptive Text.)

2. W1TP TELEGRAPH & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT MUSEUMS: (Latest Version)
(...Descriptive Text Pages for fast Reading...with Instant One-Click Access to Thousands of Photographs.)

3. "INLINE PICTURES" VERSION OF THE W1TP TELEGRAPH & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT MUSEUMS:
(...with Thousands of Photographs Embedded in the Descriptive Text of each Section for Easy Picture Browsing / Scrolling.) {{ **Some SECTIONS may take several minutes to load** }}

4. COMPLETE **SEARCHABLE** W1TP MUSEUM INDEX AND DATABASE WITH THOUSANDS OF LINKED DESCRIPTIONS AND PHOTOGRAPHS:
(...Use your browser's SEARCH function (EDIT / FIND-ON-THIS-PAGE) to search the entire museum, read the resulting descriptions, then click on photograph links to view the pictures:)

5. CURRENT VALUES - Telegraph PRICE GUIDE for EVERY Item in the Entire Museum:
(...Current Values for virtually every piece of telegraph apparatus you are ever likely to find... Updated as needed on the internet:) (See www.w1tp.com for updates.)


OTHER TELEGRAPH INSTRUMENT COLLECTIONS, DESCRIPTIONS, AND PHOTOGRAPHS:

6. Gil Schlehman's TELEGRAPH PATENT AND KEY COLLECTIONS:
(...550 Telegraph Patents and Ads and 400 Telegraph Keys from this extraordinary collection all INLINE for easy browsing.)

7. Russ Kleinman's SPARK KEY PROJECT:
(...with instant access to information, photographs, and diagrams of hundreds of Spark Keys, Transmitters, and Components.)

8. Doug Seneker's COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF EVERY KNOWN SEMI-AUTOMATIC KEY:
(...with every known American and Foreign bug described for the first time.)

9. Freeware "IRFANVIEW" File Viewer:
(...Install this wonderful file viewer to allow viewing ALL museum pictures (Most are stored in the /w1tp folder) as thumbnail pictures. Clicking on any picture will allow instant full-screen viewing, extensive graphic editing and saving. Excellent help files are included. It will load and allow viewing of thousands of photos in just a few seconds.)


TELEGRAPH KEY & INSTRUMENT MAKERS:

10. Roger Reinke's AMERICAN TELEGRAPH MAKERS LIST (1837-1900) - SECOND EDITION, 2004:
(...TABULAR VERSION of the above ruled-format list:) (... FIRST EDITION (1986) of above list:

11. Neal McEwen's COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF MANUFACTURERS OF EVERY KNOWN SEMI-AUTOMATIC KEY:
(...with the manufacturer of every known American and Foreign bug, locations, dates, and brief descriptions when known.)

12. The HISTORY, TELEGRAPH KEYS, and MANUFACTURING FACILITIES of The VIBROPLEX COMPANY:
(...The World's Oldest Telegraph Manufacturing Company:)

13. The MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, KEYS, and a VIDEO of GERMAN KEY MAKER GERHARD SCHURR, DH2SAA:

14. The KEYS, MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, and OFFICERS of SPANISH TELEGRAPH KEY MAKER: LLAVES TELEGRAPHICAS ARTESANAS:

15. The UNUSUAL and INNOVATIVE TELEGRAPH KEYS of RICHARD MEISS, WB9LPU:


HISTORIC TELEGRAPH MAPS & INFORMATION:

16. John Casale's Presentation of a JANUARY, 1848 MAP SHOWING THE LINES OF MORSE'S ELECTRO-MAGNETIC TELEGRAPH that were in operation and being constructed in the United States:
(...Image from The Weekly Herald, New York, January 29, 1848.)

17. 1850 MAP OF THE TELEGRAPH LINES IN EUROPE: (...showing the Electric, Railroad, and Optical telegraph lines.)

18. John Casale's Presentation of a 1853 MAP SHOWING THE TELEGRAPH STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES, THE CANADAS, and NOVA SCOTIA:
(...Image from the Library of Congress Map Division.)

19. John Casale's HISTORY OF THE DIFFERENT BUNNELL COMPANIES AND THEIR PRODUCTS:
(...including the complete early BUNNELL TELEGRAPHIC and ELECTRICAL COMPANY Catalog Number 11.)

20. John Casale's HISTORY OF THE BUNNELL STEEL LEVER KEY OFTEN CALLED THE "TRIUMPH KEY":
(...The evolution of this revolutionary telegraph key.)

21. John Casale's Article: THE BUNNELL DOUBLE SPEED KEY: Was it really introduced in 1888 ?
(...researching the history of the famous Bunnell "Sideswiper" )

22. WW-II NEWSREEL VIDEO of the TRAINING of NAVY TELEGRAPH OPERATORS: (1.3min. 4.7MB .mpg video file)
(...An historic original video of WW-II Navy Morse Training. )


TELEGRAPH CATALOGS:

23. 1848 DANIEL DAVIS TELEGRAPH AND ELECTRICAL APPARATUS CATALOG. (...shows the amazing variety of electrical apparatus sold by Davis. Davis made some of the instruments for Morse's Washington-Baltimore telegraph line. Thomas Hall, one of his employees took over part of his business when he retired.)

24. 1850s SIEMENS & HALSKE EUROPEAN TELEGRAPH CATALOG: (...Catalog, Company History, and Engineering Drawings:)

25. 1870s L.C. TILLOTSON CATALOG of Telegraph Instruments, Tools, Wire, and Submarine Cables.

26. 1889 J.H. BUNNELL CATALOG # 10: (...Includes all Telegraph and Electrical Apparatus.)

27. 1918 J.H. BUNNELL TELEGRAPH CATALOG: (...Includes a wide range of the Telegraph Instruments in use during this time period.)

28. 1929 WESTERN UNION PLANT CATALOG
(...Transcribed by Richard S. Loveland, N3IA ...and converted to HTML coding by Lynn Burlingame, N7CFO.)


TELEGRAPH BOOKS:

29. The 1851 Daniel Davis book: THE BOOK OF THE TELEGRAPH. (...covers a wide range of topics including submarine telegraph cables. Davis made some of the instruments for Morse's Washington-Baltimore telegraph line. Thomas Hall, one of his employees took over part of his business when he retired.)

30. The 1860 Siemens & Halske DESCRIPTION OF SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH TECHNOLOGY.

31. The 1881 Frank L. Pope book: MODERN PRACTICE OF THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.
(...The complete book with Instant Access to all Pages and Illustrations.)

32. The 1989 Louise Moreau book: THE STORY OF THE KEY.
(...An introduction to telegraph key history and collecting.)

33. The 1997 J. Munro book: HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPH.

34. The 2001 William G. Pierpont, N0HFF book: THE ART AND SKILL OF RADIO TELEGRAPHY.
(...Third edition of this freely distributed classic book: PDF File: REQUIRES ADOBE ACROBAT READER: www.adobe.com)

35. The 2004 J. B. Calvert manuscript: THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.
(...A technical history of the electric telegraph and telegraph codes:


TELEGRAPH PERIODICALS: Tables of Contents:

36. THE ''KEYLETTER'' (1992 - Present) Cumulative Index to back issues:
(...A complete index to 1600 keys/topics discussed in printed issues of ''The KEYLETTER'' ....with information about how to subscribe and order back- issues.)

37. ''THE VAIL CORRESPONDENT'' (1992 - 1998) Cumulative Index to back issues:
(...A complete listing of 250 articles from this out-of-print journal ....with information about how to order back-issues.)

38. ''MORSUM MAGNIFICAT'' (1986 - 1999) Cumulative Index to back issues:
(...A complete listing of 3000 topics/articles from this out-of-print journal.)


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COPYRIGHT NOTICE:
(Copyright (c) 2006: 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 - Telegraph 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. 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.



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Tom Perera Ph. D. - W1TP
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Montclair State University

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