Cable core samples – Made by BIWC/B.I. Cables/BICC

BICC cable samples

BICC kept samples of sections of their cables, often with ivorine labels describing their purposes or where they were laid to display the range they made over the years. Some were mounted as paperweights presumably as staff or corporate gifts.

As well as being incredibly beautiful, they show the range of different types of cables produced and how technology developed: paper-insulated cables, mineral insulated cables, some with armouring to protect the delicate core, nylon braided cables, and even electronic cables.