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1938 - designers Otto Niederer, left, and John C. Maclay inspect scale model of the sea plow

SEA PLOW MODEL

CD 2055061 E&MP5.033

Cables, Transatlantic

August 1967

Otto Niederer, left, and John C. Maclay, of Bell Telephone Laboratories, inspect a scale model of the sea plow they helped design.

The plow was used by the American Telephone and Telegraph Company’s Long Lines Department to bury below the ocean floor the shore-end sections of two transatlantic telephone cables off the coast of New Jersey. 


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©American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T)



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