GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF THIS ON-LINE CYBER-MUSEUM:
This on-line cyber-museum strives to display as much information and as many illustrations of telegraph instruments, microphones, old radios, and old scientific and psychological instrumentation as possible.
An on-line cyber-museum has a number of advantages over traditional museums. The primary advantage is that it can be visited at any time from anywhere in the world without the need to travel.
Most traditional museums can only display a very small fraction of their general holdings due to limited availability of display space. An on-line cyber-museum such as this can display all of the items in its collections as well as those of other collectors since storage space is inexpensive and virtually unlimited.
Another major advantage is that the entire collection can be searched
easily to find specific items or information about specific items.
Simply click on the frequently updated list of keys in my collection
from the main telegraph page... or go to its URL at:
Download it into an ascii file in your computer. Then use the search
feature of your word processor to locate any key or manufacturer.
Read the description and, if you wish, take the key number and go to the
museum pages to view a photograph of most items.
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CYBER-MUSEUM:
This museum is set up in a no-frills format for serious collectors who already know something about telegraph instruments and who want to be able to see quite detailed photographs of them. Brief descriptions of each item are keyed to as many photographs as it has been possible to digitize. The photographs are separated from the text and saved in the ***.GIF format. This technique allows the illustrations to be downloaded with ease by most internet browsers. All material is copyrighted and you must obtain permission via the email address given below for any use of the text or illustrations unless it is for your own personal use.
The photographs are digitized in high enough resolution to allow downloading of images that are suitable for use in research, for saving as files, and even for printing. This, unfortunately, means that the photographs may take a considerable time to download. To make this unfortunate necessity a bit more tolerable, the size of each photograph is given in kilobytes as a rough indication of how long it will take to download the file.
As time permits, descriptions will be lengthened, and new illustrations will be added.
NOTE: I AM ALWAYS LOOKING TO BUY OR TRADE TELEGRAPH KEYS !
Professor Tom Perera
Montclair State University