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History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

1923 New York - Canso Atlantic Cable

This was an extension from Canso to New York of the Commercial Cable Company’s cable from Canso, Nova Scotia, via Fayal, Azores, to Waterville, Ireland, and on to Le Havre in France.

Commercial Cable Company
1923 Atlantic Cable Specimen

Brass base impressed front:
DEEP SEA SECTION
1923
ATLANTIC CABLE

Brass base impressed back with company world globe and ribbon logo:
1884     1924
THE MACKAY SYSTEM
"THE PULSE OF THE WORLD"

Cable manufactured by Siemens Bros. for the
Commercial Cable Company, laid by CS Faraday (2)

Images courtesy of the George Glazer Gallery
which often has for sale cable samples and
other interesting artifacts from cable history

See also this complete set of samples from the 1923 cable

Last revised: 13 June, 2012

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