The Lineman's Job and Equipment

The telegraph lineman was responsible for maintaining the lines. Without the lines - there was no telegraph.

These critical lines were often damaged by bad weather and other natural events. They were also damaged by vandalism, acts of war, and sometimes just failed due to wear and tear.

During the Civil War and the westward expansion periods - being a lineman was a very dangerous job.

This lineman's set consists of a key and sounder in a very small package. It was used to test and operate from "up the pole" in the field  to "behind the desk" in the telegraph office.

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