Section of the Atlantic Cable

Object Number: 
INV.7913
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Metal, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 1 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on brass mount: "J. GOULD ATLANTIC CABLE/Laid 29th May 1881. Recovered 19th Aug 1887./Lat. 46 48N Long. 44 32. W./Depth 116 fathoms." engraved: on brass mount: "Cable No. 8302/Siemens Brothers & Co./London."
Description: 
"J. Gould" section of the Atlantic Cable, laid in 1881 and recovered in 1887, made up of cylindrical section of wire bunches secured with engraved brass mounts on either end.
Gallery Label: 
This section of Atlantic Cable was laid May 29, 1881 and recovered August 19, 1887 at a depth of 116 fathoms. The engraved brass mounts were added to sections of cable (this one is numbered 8302) after its recovery and distributed by Siemens Brothers & Co. of London.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Johnson Shepard, 1942
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group