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:

Charles Williams Pocket Set, Ca. 1860 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
Boxed Set by Thomas Hall, Boston. Ca. 1850's Inside The Hall Boxed Set Another View of the Interior of the Boxed Set Palmer & Hall Boxed Set. Ca. 1850's (w1tp.com)
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
Early Pocket Set-Maker Unknown. Ca . 1860's 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) LG Tillotson Pocket Set. Ca. 1875
Partrick-Bunnell Pocket Set. Ca. 1875 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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