The first Atlantic submarine telegraph cable

If you’re reading this then you are more than likely sitting at your computer using the internet, or if you’re one of the ‘cool kids’, and technologically savvy, then you may be reading it from your iphone on the bus.

But, do you ever stop to think about how we progressed from sending inked letters via ship, horse, and carrier pigeon, to today, when sending a message overseas is as easy as pushing a few buttons?

Check out curator Matthew Connell tell an amazing story about a little piece of cable and the epic part it played in connecting the world.

Segment of the original transatlantic cable with Tiffany & Co. box.
The remainder of the original transatlantic cable was purchased by Tiffany, the jewellery company, which made them into little four-inch souvenir pieces.
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