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circa 1929
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 250 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

How a Western Union operator's errors in transcribing and transmitting a message cause a customer to lose $2200 in a stock transaction based on the incorrect transmission.

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circa 1930
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 283 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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circa 1930
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 658 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

On-site process of men working outdoors next to railroad to relocate aerial cable. Includes numerous shots of giant reel of cable. Incomplete; ends abruptly.

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circa 1930
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent print, 259 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Depicts telegraph operators' bad work habits that waste time and reduce productivity.

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Dates:
circa 1930
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 390 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

How the gumming of telegraph tape is to be done. Bad examples of work shown first, followed by proper examples.

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circa 1931
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1 Motion picture film ( 16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 287 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

How to clean a relay and how it properly operates. Schematics included.

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circa 1940
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent print, 339 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Depiction of modernized, efficient, mechanized telegraph system. Many explanatory titles and close-up shots of machinery.

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Dates:
circa 1942
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 379 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Various types of telegraph machinery and Western Union employees operating it.

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Dates:
circa 1942
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 158 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

How reperforator switching machinery operates. Incomplete: no title, no end credits.

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Dates:
circa 1942
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1 Motion picture film (16mm black and white silent camera original reversal, 334 feet)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0205
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

"The following scenes of our Atlanta office are designed to aid in training traffic personnel in the use of reperforating equipment." Telegraph operators using machinery.