Morse embossing register for receiving and recording telegraph signals.

In operation, the intermittent current generated by the received signals causes the embossing stylus to be intermittently pressed on to a moving paper tape. The stylus embosses a series of long and short marks on the tape, with the length of each mark depending on whether the duration of the current flow is long (producing a dash) or short (producing a dot.)

The mechanism which moves the tape is driven by a falling weight attached to a chain passing over a sprocket on the main drive shaft.

Physical Description

Brass baseplate. Two vertical coils at one end of baseplate. Gear mechanism and embossing mechanism mounted between two brass frames. Arm with spindle to hold reel of paper tape missing. Various terminals for wire connections.

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