Victorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch FobVictorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch FobVictorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch FobVictorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch FobVictorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch FobVictorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch FobVictorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch FobVictorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch Fob

Victorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch Fob

This Victorian Transatlantic Cable pocket Watch Fob is just over 1 1/2" tall and 1 1/4" wide. This commemorates one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. The 1866 completion of the transatlantic cable. This marvel took 4 attempts and 9 years to run the Cable which lay between the United States and the United Kingdom. This legendary connection was mentioned in Jules Verne's, "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea", Because it was that century's event. The Cable slice is made of copper, steel wire and encased in Gutta Percha(that century's version of plastic). It is set in Sterling and engraved with the owners initials of J. M. And dated 1866. It weighs .8 oz. There is a decorative engraved band surrounding this cartouche. One of these Cable fobs (in gold) was donated to the Winterthur Museum by Henry F DuPont. Jewelry companies bought up slices of this Cable to make Watch fobs and cane handles. The most famous of these was Tiffany and Company. Every scientist and noble person wanted one. Thanks for looking, please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Az. Residents will pay a 6.6% sales tax

Item ID: PSR0313503


Gender: Male, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver, Size: S

Victorian Transatlantic Cable Pocket Watch Fob

$295

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