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Morse Code And Keypunch Tape On Stamps

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Posted 09/02/2022   05:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you, 22crows again for your very accurate information!! I am learning about telegraph communications more (which I didn't know at all!), and finding some equipment or scenes of usage in old films and drama set in those era. I have to visit Porthcurno Museum of Global Communications (https://pkporthcurno.com/discover-pk/our-story/) to see the real equipments used and touch them.


Here is another centenary of communications, showing the change of methods in the times;

Czechoslovakia
10 July 1965 / ITU Centenary / design: F. Hudecek, engrave: J. Mrácek

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Posted 09/07/2022   2:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another one featuring classic Morse Key, also shows the cable connection to a distance location. That was a parallel development, to lay cables on the ocean floor and some specialist ships were built for those challenging tasks.

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1970
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Posted 09/08/2022   05:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is so far the last stamp with Morse key device I have, and I posted this to "Telegraph Insulators On Stamps" early this year. http://goscf.com/t/13915&whichpage=8
I am sure a lot more of those were issued (as Rod's guide on page 1 on this thread shows), and you are all welcome to post them!

15 August 1985, Vietnam
40th Anniversary of Postal and Telecommunications Service
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Posted 09/08/2022   06:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Hughes Telegraph.


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Posted 09/09/2022   2:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great one, Rod!

The picture of the machine you referred, "The Hughes telegraph, was the first telegraph printing text on a paper tape; this one was manufactured by Siemens and Halske, Germany (Warsaw Muzeum Techniki)".

This IS the connection between those key devices and printed tapes, which are all on the first stamp of this thread!! I am sooooo glad that you had posted this, Rod

Electric signals gone through cables or radio (symbolically/metaphorically pictured in the air, in the stamp below) were read promptly or printed on tapes.

USSR
19 November 1962 / 22nd Communist Party Congress - Hydro-electric power / design: V. Zavyalov & A. Shmidshtein
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Posted 09/09/2022   5:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You are becoming quite the avid collector Tomoko
Your energy is infectious.
Keep it up!
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Just happened to run into the film "Young Tom Edison" the other night. Morse Code played a very important part in it, too! Not sure how much of it was "artistic license" but it had to do with warning a passenger train that a bridge was out via Morse Code using a locomotive's steam whistle!
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Oh, I know all about the RAILROAD'S codes for whistles... I'm a railfan! ;-)

But in the movie Edison was transmitting MORSE to his sister who understood the codes. He was "telegraphing" that the upcoming bridge was out, and using her personal call sign.
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Posted 09/11/2022   07:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Nells250 - an interesting detail of history! I have to watch the film. I guess there were many people who owned the skill of Morse code in the time, kept used for emergency occasions until the equipments are all disappeared. I watch a recent Norwegian drama named "State of Happiness", they showed that Morse code communication was still used by ex fishing company owner, an oil industry partner in 1970s. The code was received by a senior secretary of this oil digging partner, who also remember the code from the past. Symbol of rapid changes, and skills of people which had been supporting the local society.

Morse code sent by train whistles - that made me remember these stamps below. I guess they are not Morse, but just location signals for ships in darkness? Or were those lighthouse capable to send message?

Sweden
31 January 1989 / Lighthouses / design: B. Kumlien, engrave: M. Mörck




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Posted 11/24/2022   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I found a few more Morse code on stamps!
Here is one from Scandinavia, the code says from left bottom corner to right;

T E L E P H O N E S S I E D O I S

I can read up to "telephones", but not sure about the rest...

Sweden
2 November 1953 / Centenary of Telecommunications in Sweden / design: P. Olofsson and K. A. Pehrson, engrave: A. Wallhorn



By the way I found this - cover of a notebook from Flying Tiger Copenhagen shop in London. Anyone is still using the code, or this is the trendy retro graphic?

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Posted 11/24/2022   2:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Serendipity.
Just cataloging Brazil
Sc# 1095 1968 20c telex tape
Linking 25 Brazilian cities by Teletype

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Posted 11/25/2022   05:37 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tomonakaazu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yey, nice one Rod!!
Synchronised acts in both North and South Hemisphere are amazing. Another creamy coloured Telex tape - this one is a bit neater as organised by Swiss..

Switzerland
26 February 1970 / 75th Anniversary of Swiss Telegraphic Agency / design: E. & M. Lenz

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