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Relief-writer telegraph with weight drive, built as part of the Bremen-Bremerhaven line

Charles B. Robinson1847-1850

Museum for Communication Berlin, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Berlin, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication
Berlin, Germany

This telegraph station is one of the oldest European Morse telegraphs. William Robinson and his stepson Charles came to Hamburg in May 1847 with 2 Morse code writers from Chubbuck's workshop in Utica, NY. In 1847–48, they sold 2 units each to the Hanover state railway, the Hamburg-Cuxhaven lines, the Bremen-Bremerhaven line, and to the Kingdom of Prussia for the Berlin-Cologne line. The Robinsons, therefore, played a central role in establishing Germany's first telegraph lines.

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  • Title: Relief-writer telegraph with weight drive, built as part of the Bremen-Bremerhaven line
  • Creator: Charles B. Robinson
  • Date Created: 1847-1850
  • Location Created: Hamburg (?), Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Metalle (Messing), Holz, Elfenbein

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