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This Week in CECOM History – Teletype

29 September 1958, Tactical Signal Corps Teletype Equipment

The Signal Corps adopted teletype machines to replace Morse equipment, which required the operator to be trained in Morse Code, during the period between World War I and World War II. Developments made by the Signal Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth in the 1950s included significantly reducing the weight of teletype equipment (down to 45 pounds), while at the same time increasing the speed for transmitting and receiving messages. By 1958, the machines could handle messages at a rate of 750 words per minute.

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