Device used to receive signals in an electric telegraph system. Pulses of electrical current representing letters and numbers according to a defined code were received from the transmitting station. This device converted the current pulses into a pattern of perforations on a continuous paper tape. The tape could then be fed into a printer which printed out the message as letters and numbers.

Physical Description

Wooden base supports tape perforating mechanism and electric motor. Base incorporates drawer holding reel of paper tape and rollers to guide tape into perforating mechanism. Switch on wooden extension of base. Two connecting cables attached to base.

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