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Before Things Were Wireless – This Week in CECOM History

Wire laying device invented by the wire-laying detail of the 2nd Signal Company, 2nd Division. This device is capable of picking up six to seven miles of wire per hour when installed in a moving truck and allows its operator to view the beauties of the surrounding country as he pedals along. It consists of a wooden frame supporting two standard half-mile wire reels connected by a bicycle chain and sprocket to an old bicycle frame which is pedaled by one man while another guides the wire onto the reels. Fort Sam Houston, TX. April 1931.

CE Museum Photo #2377

CE Museum Photo #2377

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