Pocket Relays & Small Portable Telegraph Sets

True pocket relays are small enough to fit into an operator's pocket, but there were also some really neat small boxed sets made that served the same purpose as a Pocket Relay but were not quite as small.

Below are some pictures of Pocket Relays and other small boxed sets. Click on each thumbnail to view the full size image:

Palmer & Hall Boxed Set. Ca. 1850's (w1tp.com) Small Pocket Set by Palmer & Hall, Boston. Ca. Early 1850's Inside the Palmer & Hall Pocket Set A Picture of the Same Pocket Set With the Palmer & Hall Label Still Intact (Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation)
Boxed Set by Thomas Hall, Boston. Ca. 1850's Inside The Hall Boxed Set Another View of the Interior of the Boxed Set Charles Williams Pocket Set, Ca. Early 1860's
Close-up of the Tiny Key on the Williams Pocket Set Close-up of the Relay on the Williams Pocket Set Caton Instrument Shops, Ottawa Illinois, Ca. 1860's An Earlier Version of a Caton Pocket Set in a Wooden Case
Pocket Set by R. Henning & Co, Ottawa, Illinois Close-Up of the Henning Name Stamp Very Early Boxed Telegraph Set. Maker Unknown Another Very Early Boxed Telegraph Set. Maker Unknown
Yet Another Very Early Boxed Telegraph Set. Maker Unknown One More Very Early Boxed Telegraph Set. Maker Unknown Portable Telegraph Field Set, Possibly Made by Charles Chester, NY. Ca. 1862. This May Have Been the Standard Issue Telegraph Set for Union Army Telegraphers The Field Set Was Used by Union Army Telegrapher William Bender Wilson on Scouting Operations in Pennnsylvania from 1862-1864
Another View of the Army Field Set Showing the Size Pocket Set by Charles Chester, NY. Ca. early 1860's Chester Pocket Set Removed From Case Another View of the Chester Pocket Set
Another Charles Chester Pocket Set. Ca. 1860's Small Pocket Set With No Makers Markings. Possibly Made by Tillotson or Pierson. Ca. 1860's Close-Up of the Small Pocket Set Another View of the Small Pocket Set With a Quarter to Show the Size
Pocket Set by A.S. Chubbuck, Utica NY. Ca. 1860's (w1tp.com) Early LG Tillotson Pocket Set. Ca. 1860's L.G. Tillotson Pocket Set. Ca. 1870's Pocket Set Similar to the Tillotson Set. Only Markings Are Inside the Rubber Top Cover Where it is Marked "Goodyears 1851 IRC Co."
Closeup of the Goodyear Marking Partrick & Carter Pocket Set. Ca. 1870 Partrick & Carter Pocket Set. Ca.1870 (Lynn Burlingame N7CFO Collection) Unknown Maker Pocket Relay. Ca. 1870's
LG Tillotson Pocket Set. Ca. 1875 Partrick-Bunnell Pocket Set. Ca. 1875 Another Pocket Set by Partrick-Bunnell. Ca. 1975 (Gil Schlehman, K9WDY, Collection) Partrick & Carter Pocket Set. Ca. 1880
Western Electric Pocket Set. Ca. 1880 ES Greeley Pocket Set. Ca. Late 1880's ES Greeley Pocket Set. Ca. Late 1880's JH Bunnell Pocket Set. Ca. 1890
Miniature Pocket Set. Maker Unknown Postal Telegraph Boxed Set. Ca. 1900 Postal Telegraph Set With The Door Open Western Electric Army Field Telegraph Set
Western Electric Field Telegraph Set Unknown Pocket Set Unknown Pocket Set. European Origin Unknown Pocket Set. Possible Homemade
Boxed Telegraph-- Lettler, Munich Germany A Small German Key & Relay Set in Box. Maker Unknown Inside the German Boxed Set The Unigraph. A British Pocket Set Made by Elliott Brothers, London (Claudio Ruggieri, IZ0KRC Collection)
   
  The Unigraph With the Cover Removed Top Cover of the Unigraph  

 

 

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