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Used in Post Offices throughout the world for typing Telegrams. The Creed model 7 page teleprinter, whilst not the first
teleprinter to be produced by Creed & Company Limited is,
without doubt, the most well known of their machines, and is
considered by many to be the teleprinter that helped the Allies
to win World War 2. Many thousands of model 7ís saw service
with the Armed Forces, sending vital messages around the
world, and sending top secret messages to and from the code
breaking teams at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire.

Your comments:

  • I operated this machine and telex machines in my job as an 'Overseas Telegraph Operator' as a teenager from mid to late 1960's in Glasgow. The three banks of keys contained the alphabet and all the letters and symbols. We learnt to type to the sound of Scottish Country Dance music, so that we could get a good rhythm going and hence able to type fast.!
    .......... Eileen Schubert, Purley England, 1st of September 2015

  • I used to operate these machines in the Cardiff Night Appointed Telegraph Office. They were very efficient machines. We typed blind on a 3 bank keyboard (there was no copy of what we were typing to view), Our speed and accuracy was monitored by supervisors, who had access to a copy of our output via another machine in another room. I remained there until the office closed.
    .......... William Morris, Pontshaen Llandysul Ceredigion UK, 18th of July 2014

  • This was the first type of machine I overhauled at Cowley Barracks. They were used continuously at the Met Offices, i.e. Abingdon and RAF Strike Command High Wycombe, and Qscale. I used to go to the Bletchley Park repair centre, to swap machines if very urgent I still have some old paperwork in the loft.
    .......... C H Hughes, Bicester Oxon UK, 5th of December 2010

  • I also used to overhaul these, they were installed at Oxford HPO St Aldates Oxford. The girls who operated these were fantastic typists. As there was no local copy, they were effectively typing blind and had to be 100% accurate. The proceeder to this was the PO No 3 which had ink rollers on the type head which had to be changed daily.
    .......... C H Hughes, Bicester Oxon UK, 5th of December 2010

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