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Object Name Relay
Catalog Number 0985.13.00676
Description Telegraph relay: A two-barrel telegraph relay with brass posts mounted on a varnished mahogany.
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions H-4 W-11 L-5.25 inches
Owned Joseph Lane Stern
Provenance Telegraph relay used by Joseph Lane Stern, military telegraph operator, Army of Northern Virginia, during the Civil War.
People Stern, Joseph Lane
Subjects Telegraph
Telegraph lines
Telegraph industry
Telegraph offices
Communications