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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:

Brass base impressed back with company world globe and ribbon logo:
1884     1924

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

The company’s motto on this display piece is “The Pulse of the World,” and this 16mm film on the cable produced in 1924 by Pathéscope has the same title. The film is shown here courtesy of the Antique Wireless Museum’s YouTube channel.

Last revised: 9 October, 2022

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