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COMM 8.037.tif
Telephone operator at switchboard c. 1900.

COMM 8.035.tif
Women workers in telephone exchange (Holborn Manual Exchange)

COMM 6.011.tif
This dish is 90-feet across and is 'locked' onto a satellite 23,000 miles over the Atlantic Ocean. The surface of the dish is polished aluminium. The faint signals are reflected onto the centre of the tripod can be seen built onto the dish.

Photo…

COMM 6.010.tif
Porthcurno cable station (Cable & Wireless). View of cable chain relay equipment with commutation panels and test equipment. In the foreground, one 'wing' of the control console can be seen (bottom right) with FMVM panels in the centre rear. This…

COMM 6.009.tif
Richard Angove pictured at Porthcurno cable station (Cable & Wireless). This is a view of the cable chain control console. Teleprinters (Creed 75s), tape-readers and Creed Autos for monitoring purposes are centrally situated. Cable relay equipment is…

COMM 8.032.tif
Operating C & W Relay Equipment. General view of cable relay equipment when moved into new tunnels early in WW2. This view shows half the room, a similar length lies behind the camera. The lamps on the wall (red homewards and green outwards) are…

COMM 8.031.tif
General view of Goonhilly Earth Station taken from the road.

COMM 8.021.tif
A detailed diagram of the sea plow on 'Operation Sea Plow'.

COMM 8.020.tif
This diagram shows a sectioned specimen of deep-sea, light-weight coaxial cable of the kind likely to be used by Cable & Wireless Ltd. and the Canadian Overseas Telecommunication Corporation in the Anglo-Canadian Telephone Cable in 1961.

The same…

COMM 8.019.tif
The Hong Kong/Guam section of SEACOM was laid during September and October of 1965. Assisted by Cable & Wireless Ltd, repair ship Cable Enterprise Mercury completed the lay into Guam on 22 October 1965. This photograph shows a repeater entering the…

COMM 8.018.tif
The Hong Kong/Guam section of SEACOM was laid during September and October of 1965. Assisted by Cable & Wireless, Ltd., repair ship Cable Enterprise Mercury completed the lay into Guam on 22 October 1965.

This photograph shows the final splice on…

COMM 8.017.tif
During April 1965, C.S. Stanley Angwin (2,500-ton gross) surveyed the route for the Tortola-Bermuda telephone cable which will provide the northern outlet for the 21-million W.I. dollar project in the Eastern Caribbean to improve inter-island and…

COMM 8.016.tif
This photograph shows survey operations on board the C.S. Recorder in the Mediterranean for the Mat I telephone cable project. The ship was on charter to Italcable for the work. On the foredeck, you can see the survey sled.

COMM 8.014.tif
Mr R.G. Bell at the 110v motor generator change-over panel. Pictured behind him is 110v mgs, with 10v mgs nearest the camera. On his left is a 110v distribution board. On his right are the main supply switches and battery switchgear. On the extreme…

COMM 8.013.tif
Engineer Mr K.E. Finney adjusting the balance on Porgibthree (the No. 3 cable between Porthcurno and Gibraltar). The light reflected from the mirror on the fork coil records the duplex balance disturbance on the scale above.

COMM 8.012.tif
Richard Angove at the test bench at Cable & Wireless doing regular maintenance work (routining) on the synchroniser. Drive relays are shown behind two clock controls at the top left of the photograph. The bottom of the clock can be seen between them.

COMM 6.008.tif
A blurry photo of a piece of equipment used at Cable & Wireless, Porthcurno.

COMM 6.007.tif
This photograph shows the complex nature of the aerial at Goonhilly Earth Station. In the centre of the picture can been seen one of the two large concrete counterbalancing weights. Each aerial can be moved in any direction on the horizontal plane…

COMM 6.006.tif
TWO COPIES OF PHOTO

One of seven dishes at Goodhilly. It is tuned to a satellite 23,000 miles over the Atlantic Ocean. Its surface is of polished aluminium. Signals are reflected onto the centre of the tripled which can be seen built onto and…

COMM 6.005.tif
DUPLICATE OF COMM 6.001

General view of Poldhu Wireless Station. These 300-foot timber masts dominated the Lizard Peninsula for half a century and could be seen from Land's End to the Camborne-Redruth area. They were dismantled in the late 1930s…
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