Western Union Stock Ticker
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Western Union Stock Ticker

Western Union Stock Ticker

  • Combining history and innovation, this stock ticker is the ultimate symbol of Wall Street
  • Known as a self-winding ticker, this model greatly improved stock information transmission
  • The brass and steel machine was manufactured at the factory of the legendary inventor Thomas Edison
  • Held on its original base, the iconic piece retains its ticker tape
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Item No. 30-7950
$24,850
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The symbol of Wall Street, this innovative self-winding stock ticker telegraph is a celebration of American financial and technological advancement. Manufactured at the factory of legendary inventor Thomas Edison, this brass and steel mechanism gathered stock information from Western Union telegraph and printed it almost instantaneously onto a thin paper ribbon, or ticker tape, held within its cast-iron base. While some of these innovative machines were still in use through the 1960s, many more were donated to metal drives during World War II. Set beneath its custom glass dome, this example is highly prized as a collector's item and display piece.

The stock ticker was considered the earliest digital electronic communications medium. Recognized by audiences all over the world for its familiar ticking sound, this incredible machine revolutionized the stock market by increasing the rate at which stock information was transmitted to traders. This information, a series of abbreviated company names followed by stock prices and volume information, was the basis upon which fortunes rose and fell, making this machine the most important tool of finance for decades.

Marked “MF'D BY T.A. EDISON INC. 11451"
Base reads "Western Union Telegraph Co."

Circa 1920

8" diameter x 13 3/4” high
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Period: 20th Century
Origin:America
Type:Historical Memorabilia
Diameter:8 Inches
Height:13 3/4 Inches
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