Morse Telegraph Desk Dark Stain (No. 5)

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Morse Telegraph Desk Dark Stain (No. 5)

6,495.00

Telegraph lines paralleled the train tracks effectively creating the first electronic information superhighway using the binary language of Morse Code.

Size: 72" x  30" x 30" (LxDxH)

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Our modern interpretation of the Telegraph Desk that occupied each railroad station translates function into form. The long and short slices of rail represent the dots and dashes of Morse code and can be used to spell out short messages beneath the glass. It's a small tip of the hat to Andrew Carnegie who began his career as a telegraph operator before his time with the Pennsylvania Railroad working in Pittsburgh as a young man.

Limited customization of this piece allowing the client to select up to five Morse code letter combination is included in the standard pricing. As with all of our work, each piece is cataloged and individually numbered with an authentic railroad date nail and accompanied by a signed certificate providing the provenance of the piece.