Telephone cable

Contributed by Stuart Adams

The label was attached by my Aunt Dora who lived in Leytonstone (East London) and reads as follows:

This is a piece of the 1st cable laid to Australia. Dad (my grandfather) was on the Cable ship Mackay Bennett when the second cable was laid - & all the crew had a piece. This was before he was married in 1891. We had a picture of ship which was smashed up in the bombing (2nd World War). This was part of her "museum "which I inherited.

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