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French Cable Station Museum
Not identified, "Mystery device"
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Details

Object ID 001887

Object Name Not identified, "Mystery device"

Object Desc This device was restored using a few parts from I.7.065 to I.7.074, several almost identical dismantled devices. (see notes for details).

Collection French Cable Station Museum

Accession # I.07.065

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Category History - General

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Source Category Purchase

Accession Date DEC 30,1971

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Date FEB 7,2021

Summary Location changed

Notes Device has been in care of Duane Chase in his family home at Smith Heights cottages in Eastham since summer 2020.


Date FEB 7,2021

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to Out On Loan from In Collection - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

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Date JAN 31,2021

Notes In December of 2019, this device was restored by David Hartford, with approval from Joseph Manas, President of the French Cable Station Museum. Items I.7.065 to I.7.074 were found by David while conducting this inventory /database. He was able to assemble one complete device by borrowing a few parts from the others. David made many attempts internationally, via e-mail to find someone who could make a positive identification as to what function the device performed. He suspected it to be a coding device and contacted several experts in the field of cryptology and telegraphy without success. His notes and diagrams are included in the image files.