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The Early Photographic Collections of Standard Telephones & Cables

The IET Archives holds the photographic records of the New Southgate factory of Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd (later STC plc). STC was a British manufacturer of telecommunications equipment and transmission cables which grew out of Western Electric, an American... Continue Reading →

Thomas Oswald Collection of Communication Cable Technical Papers

The IET Archives has just completed the cataloguing of a collection called the ‘Thomas Oswald Papers’, the last of four collections donated in the second half of 2015 relating to individuals who spent most of their working lives with Standard... Continue Reading →

John Kemp Papers – The Trans-Andean Telephone Cable

The IET Archives has just completed the cataloguing of a collection called the ‘John Kemp Papers’, the third of four collections donated in the second half of 2015 relating to individuals who spent most of their working lives with Standard... Continue Reading →

The Importance of a Thimble in the History of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

One of the collections in the IET Archives, rediscovered as a result of the move of the archives out of Savoy Place, is an album of transatlantic telegraph ephemera which contains material from the period 1862 to 1872 (catalogue reference... Continue Reading →

Transatlantic Cables, Mermaids and Messages in Bottles

The IET Archives has several important collections of papers, photographs and other material related to transatlantic telegraph cables. In particular collections related to the 1st and 2nd transatlantic cable expeditions of 1858 and 1865/66 respectively are frequently consulted by researchers.... Continue Reading →

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