Overall: 5 x 1 1/2 in. ( 12.7 x 3.8 cm )
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."
"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.
Gift of the Estate of Mr. and Mrs. Finley Johnson Shepard, 1942
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