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Colour photographs of two  five needle telegraphs made by Cooke and Wheatstone

Left: Science Museum object 1963-215, Large Cooke and Wheatstone 5-needle telegraph, 1837. Object is currently on display in the cable section of the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum, London

Right: Science Museum object 1876-1272, Cooke and Wheatstone's earliest (five-needle) telegraph, England. Object is currently on display in the Making the Modern World gallery at the Science Museum, London