Morse telegraph station by C. Lorenz. 1890

Spectacular and complete Morse station manufactured by C. Lorenz in Belin, Germany, circa 1890.



Spectacular telegraph morse station, totally restored and in excellent mechanical state. Electrically has not been tested but it seems that all wiring and coils are in perfect condition. The printer is working perfectly and is complete, even with the ink tank. It was manufactured by the prestigious manufacturer C. Lorez, of Berlin, around 1890. Its mounted on a cedar worktop mounting the telegraph printer, the morse key, relays, a milliampere meter and a switch. The base is made of oak wood and its dated 1915. The worktop has a base designed to be inserted into the worktop of a larger table. Everything has been restored and painted according to the original colors. The containers of the paper rolls are made of metal and have also been painted with their original colors, yellow for the normal roll and red for the spare. The telegraph preserves all its original components in excellent condition, without signs of deterioration, rust or missing parts. The wood is has a great beauty and so are the different brass pieces. At the printer we can see engraved the manufacturer's brand C. Lorenz, Berlin - No. 14845. This is an exceptional late-19th century telegraph station, highly decorative and with great historical interest. Its certainly a piece that any lover of technical antiquities will feel proud to own.Measures: 55 cms wide(21,65 inches) x 50 cms high (19,7 inches) x 30 cms deep (11,8 inches)History of C. LorenzC. Lorenz (1880-1958) was a German electrical and electronic company located mainly in Berlin. The company innovated, developed and commercialized products for electric lighting, telegraphy, telephony, radar and radio. It was acquired by ITT in 1930, and became part of the newly founded company Elektrik Lorenz (SEL) in 1958.Around 1870, Carl Lorenz (1844-1889) opened a shop in Berlin to manufacture electrical lighting products. The store entered the field of the telegraph in 1880, taking the name of C. Lorenz Telegraphenbauanstalt. After the death of Carl Lorenz, the firm was acquired in 1890 by the textile entrepreneur Robert Held (1862-1924). Held retained the original name of the firm and Carl's brother, Alfred Lorenz, was appointed technical director. Under the direction of Robert Held, the firm became a major supplier of telegraph and signaling equipment for the National German Railroad. After few years the firm expanded to the telephone market in 1893, buying Lewart and through this acquisition it became a telephone provider for the Postal Service. In 1906, the company was registered for public trade as C. Lorenz AGAt the beginning of World War I, Lorenz had grown to about 3,000 employees and was a major manufacturer for the German Army of land-based telephone and telegraphic equipment and wireless. For this expansion, a large factory was built in Berlin's Tempelhof district, and before 1918, headquarters and research operations were also installed on the same site. When World War I ended, Lorenz declined considerably in size and turned to the production of domestic radios, broadcast transmitters and aircraft communications sets. In 1919, Lorenz initiated the broadcasting (transmission of voice and music) in Germany. Its main competitor was Telefunken. The firm remained active until 1958

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