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A close-up of the Western Union Telegraph Company's device which translates a telegram into holes on a tape (lower right) [serial number 3053, transcription on tape: ...IS LIGHTER IN WEIGHT AND HAS FEWER PARTS THAN ... FOR THE DIVERSIFIED REQUIREMENTS OF THE COMMUNICATION FIELD ...] and then passes the message along to the box-like apparatus at the left of the picture. From there the telegram is relayed quickly and automatically to its destination. This apparatus is part of a reperforator switching system, one of the latest developments in the telegraph industry, which celebrates its 100th anniversary on May 24, 1944.

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N.W. Ayer & Son, Inc.


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