A bit of cable that went with our old television I suspect.
John Walson and his wife Margaret owned a service repair company in the mountains of Pennsylvania where they also sold television sets. Sales were slow because the mountains prevented good reception. John hiked up those there hills and put up an external antenna and mounted it on a huge utility pole in the area. TV reception was much improved. He then connected this antenna to his store with the help of cables. Thus cable television was born in 1948.
His wife Margaret doesn’t appear to be officially recognized in very many sources, although I feel certain she helped inspire the hike up the mountains. She did receive an honourary degree from Mulhenberg College, in eastern Pennsylvania in 2003.
[ cribbed from, you know – the interwebs ]
Status: Might be too small for the sea monster. Trash. Gasp.
Kill-ratio: 26:2 / 13:1
Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 291 For Reconnecting To Your Inner Showgirl.
This post is part of the cable drawings series.