Creed Model 7B Teleprinter

Teleprinters were first introduced for police use in 1948. They operated between Auckland, Hamilton Palmerston North, Wellington Christchurch and Dunedin. The service used leased post office lines and was only available at night (between 6pm and 6am) when commercial traffic was at a minimum.

The equipment provided for the police was the Creed Model 7 teleprinter, which was also in service with the New Zealand Post Office on the public telegraph network.

The British Creed Model 7 was a 1931 design which was used extensively in both civil and military service until the mid 1950's

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