C1897 EASTERN TELEGRAPH Co, ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN LACQUER WORLD MAP PAGE TURNER. An interest antique Victorian lacquered and paper covered wood page turner, by the Eastern Telegraph Company (today Cable and Wireless) as a piece of advertising, with a calendar to the handle for 1897. The blade is printed with a world map showing the telegraph cables across the world.
The Eastern Telegraph Company and The Eastern Extension Telegraph Company Limited, of 50 & 11 Old Broad Street, London, E. As early as the 1850s, submarine cables were being laid to facilitate telegraphic communications between England, Ireland and France. By 1870, a cable had been laid between London and the colonial outpost of Bombay, providing a new link between East and West.
Following a company merger in 1872, The Eastern Telegraph Company was born, the first global telecommunications company and arguably the most powerful company in the world at that time. Cable communications between Asia, Australia and New Zealand were within the company's scope by 1892. Length: 33.5 cm or 13 1/4 inches.In good antique condition, with only very light wear. Please see the images provided which complement this description. If you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask and we will be happy to help. We have many other interesting and unusual items for sale, so please take a look. We take great care to package and post your item safely to anywhere in the world for the best possible price. Each of our items has come from a reputable and traceable source. Buyers can rest assured that we will provide you with a comprehensive, reliable and trustworthy service which we endeavour to make hassle free for all our customers. We aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours. Your satisfaction is our priority. The item "C1897 EASTERN TELEGRAPH Co ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN LACQUER WORLD MAP PAGE TURNER" is in sale since Thursday, September 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Letter Openers". The seller is "phoenixchild0" and is located in Winchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.