Equipment

The range of equipment in use in Cable & Wireless and subsequently Post Office Overseas Telegraphs over the years demonstrated British engineering at it's best. Here we have a selection of items with brief descriptions. Let us know by clicking HERE if you have any additional information that you think should be shown.


Above, left to right: Direct Printer 1952, Double Pot Undulator 1952 & Blick Time Stamp 1952

Above, left to right: Judd & Fraser Transmitter 1952, Marconi Morse Transmitter 1952 & Regenerator Perforator 1952

Above, left to right: GNT Transmitter 1952, Creed Reperforator 1952 & Cable Recorder 1952

Above, left to right: GNT Reperforator 1952, Photo-Electric Transmitter & Creed Transmitter

Above, left to right: Keyboard Perforator 1952, Telex position 1952 & Type 11b Teleprinter Perforator

Above, left to right: Teleprinter Type 7a, Teleprinter Slip Type 3a & Teleprinter Slip Type 11b

Above, left to right: Creed Teleprintr 7B, Creed 5-unit perforator & Creed Teleprinter Type 2

Above, left to right: Creed Teleprinter Type 54, Creed Teleprinter Type 7D 1964 & Creed Teleprinter

Above, left to right: Muirhead Wirephoto Transmitter 1957, Muirhead Wirephoto Receiver 1951 & Muirhead Wirephoto Transmitter 1951


The Little Red Bus

1956 brought a splash of colour to Post Office Cable and Wireless Services in the shape of a bright red 27-foot long, 6-ton converted coach, which was used as a mobile telegraph office primarily covering sporting events. Commissioned in April of that year and built by Harrington’s of Hove in East Sussex, it had an aluminium body with a 2-stroke Commer diesel engine on a Commer chassis. It would follow major sporting events such as Australian and South African cricket tours of the U.K, International rugby tours and other prime sporting fixtures such as the Open Golf Championships, providing teleprinter and facsimile links to Electra House to convey eagerly awaited press coverage and pictures of the action around the world. Photos courtesy Geoff Boudreau.

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