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Standard Telephones & Cables (STC) Factory at New Southgate

STC, the British telephone, telegraph, radio, telecommunications, and related equipment manufacturer started out life in London in 1883 as International Western Electric (the UK arm of the US company Western Electric). It only became known as STC in 1925 after... Continue Reading →

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 →

Alfred Delamare Papers – Further STC Documents

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

E. E. Oakley Papers – A Career with STC

The IET Archives has just completed the cataloguing of a collection called the ‘Ernest Edwin Oakley Papers’, one of four collections donated in the second half of 2015 related to individuals who had spent most of their lives working with... Continue Reading →

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan – Photographs of the 1940s

The recent geo-political upheaval in Europe led us to re-examine a remarkable photographic collection in the IET Archives which spans another place and time of great political uncertainty, namely India in the mid to late 1940s. The collection, comprising 15... 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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