• Short Summary

    A telegram is typed on a teleprinter machine in London, and is printed out in Edinburgh.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "Teleprinter. As a result of the development of the teleprinter by the Post Office, instead of competing on somewhat unequal terms, telephony & telegraphy have emerged as complementary services."

    London.

    Various shots show an office in London where a secretary places a call to Edinburgh. In both offices the secretaries switch their phone lines from telephone to their teleprinter machines and a telegram is printed out. The London secretary types the message on her machine and it is printed out in Edinburgh; another copy is printed on the London machine.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1048.16
    Media URN:
    37146
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    29/02/1932
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:44:00 / 01:34:30:00
    Canister:
    PT 101

Comments (1)

  1. vintagevolts says

    It's like the early computer BBS days, transmitting typewritten data decades BEFORE the home computer golden days of the 1970s and 1980s!

    Jeff Salzman
    VintageVolts

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