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telegraphic codes
signal codes

telegraphic codes

date title category compiler; notes
1833 The Hooghly River Code, Adapted for General Use of the Semaphore Stations on or near its banks... signal; IndiaCharles L. Smart. Calcutta.
1845 Secret Corresponding Vocabulary generalFrancis O. J. Smith
1845 The Telegraph Dictionary, and Seamen’s Signal Book signal, generalHenry J. Rogers
1846 Electro-Magnetic Telegraph Vocabulary; or, Condensing Correspondent
no scan available; links to specimen pages and description
cotton, etc.John Wills, Baltimore
1850 The floral telegraph; or Affection’s signals, by the Late Captain Marryatt.
romance; floral London; authorship uncertain; (links direct to hathitrust)
1850 Telegraphic Congressional Reporter.
news reporting John Wills, Baltimore; (links direct to internet archive)
1852 The Brachial Telegraphnautical and miscellaneous Capt. Robert W. Jenks
1853 The Traveler’s Vade Mecum generalA. C. Baldwin
1856 Diccionario telegráfico / mandado formar a la Dirección General de Telégrafos por Real Orden de 13 de diciembre de 1856. governmentlinks directly to Universidad Complutense de Madrid copy/scan, via hathitrust
1866 Diccionario telegrafico governmentImprenta Imperial, Mexico
1868 Bolton’s Patent Code general (figure)Francis John Bolton, London
1868 O. B. Graham & Co.’s Telegraphic Code, New Orleans cottonManchester, New Orleans
1869 Universal Code for Telegraphing by Cypher figureJF, Liverpool
1870 Telegraph Code, to Ensure Secresy in the Transmission of Telegrams figureRobert Slater
1871 Private Telegraphic Code. R. G. Musgrove & Son. cottonNew Orleans and Liverpool
1871 Code [of abbreviations to be used in business telegrams, by W. W. Biggs] cottonLondon
1871 Dianxin xinfa 電信新法 Chinese character codeGreat Northern Telegraph
1872 Dianbao xinshu 電報新書 Chinese character codeS. A. Viguier
1872 Telegraphic Code. W. H. & A. Stuart, Liverpool. trade (bacon, cheese, cotton &c.)links direct to National Library of Scotland copy/scan
1872 Watts’s Telegraphic Cypher cottonJoseph A. D. Watts and Co.
1873 ABC Telegraphic Code (first edition) generalClauson-Thue
1874 Code télégraphique privé d'une maison de commerce
possibly for Borradaile, Schiller & Co. (Calcutta)
silk, hides &c. (India trade)impr. de Lemale (Le Havre), 1874
BnF Gallica : 12148/cb333
1874 ABC Telegraphic Code (second edition) generalClauson-Thue
1874 Bloomer’s Commercial Cryptograph
A Telegraph Code and Double Index—Holocryptic Cipher
commercialJ. G. Bloomer, San Francisco
1874 The General Telegraph Code commercialH. R. Meyer
1875 General Commercial Telegraphic Code commercialWilliam Shephard Wetmore; Shanghae; BL copy
1875 The International Mercantile Telegraph Code commercialH. R. Meyer
1875 Watt’s Telegraphic Cypher, Revised Edition cottonin words of ten letters
1876 ABC Telegraphic Code (third edition) generalClauson-Thue
1876 Banking Telegraphy... being a Code bankingRobert Slater
1876 Three Letter Code for condensed telegraphic and inscrutably secret messages and correspondence  E. Erskine Scott; prospectus
1877 Ager’s Shipping Telegraph Code shippingGeo. Ager; London
1877 Telegraphic cypher of Julius Büttner cotton, rosinMobile, Alabama
1878 The Cotton Telegraph Code (33rd edition) cottonH. R. Meyer
1878 Telegraphic Cipher Code, Especially Adapted to the Cotton Trade cottonA. B. Shepperson
1878 A. Chesebrough’s Private Telegraphic Code shipping, charteringSan Francisco
1879 Private Telegraphic Code of Heath & Finnemore, Produce & Commission Merchants grain, produceLondon, Ontario
1879 J. R. Foster’s Private Telegraphic Code grain, brokerageMoncton, N.B.
1879 The Phillips Telegraphic Code operator’s codeWalter Polk Phillips
1879 Private Cable Code for the Timber Trade lumber, timberPrice & Pierce, London
1879 Telegraphic Codex (in) Port charges and requirements on vessels shipping, ship brokingLondon; Theodore Hunter and Jarvis Patten
1880 International Telegraphic Code cotton; figure codeJ. A. D. Watts; Liverpool
1880 Parker’s Combination Code combinationThomas Parker, Manchester
1880 14,400 Latin Words roots and inflectionsLondon
1880 ABC Telegraphic Code (fourth edition) generalClauson-Thue
1880 Ager’s Telegraphic Primer or Skeleton Telegram Code blank generalGeorge Ager
1880 The Telegram Code blank tablesG. Ager, London
1880 Private Telegraph Code of Hamilton, Fraser & Co. shippingLiverpool
1880 Maguire’s Code of Ciphers banking & commerce, cipherCharles H. J. Maquire; Quebec
1880 Commercial Telegraph Code generalH. R. Meyer; supplants International Telegraph Code in wake of ITU conference of 1879
1880 Law’s mercantile cipher code, in use by subscribers and attorneys of the Canadian Reporting and Collecting Association mercantileexamples include : mercantile reports, orders, drafts, commissions, collections, life insurance, loans
1880 Appendix Telegraph Code blankH. R. Meyer
1880 Cypher Code coffee; River Plate produceprivate code, Phipps & Co.; i-xxxvi, 1-318
1881 Cypher Code coffee; River Plate produceprivate code, Phipps & Co.; i-vii, 1-276
1881 Telegraphic code between John Lysaght : St. Vincent’s Iron Works, Bristol, and [blank]. ironlinks direct to National Library of Scotland copy/scan
1881 The A.B.C. Domestic Code generalHenry Harvey
1881 Macgregor’s Variation Tables for Code Telegraphing figure code, for telegraphing letters A-O; and “suggestions for tabulated forms” (what Barto calls “Mr Herb’s Numbers”)
1881 Whittingham’s Skeleton Telegraph Code blankfor “ordinary business purposes”
1881 Wilson’s Ship Broker’s Telegraph Code grain, cottonship brokerage, esp. for American grain and cotton trades
1881 Private Telegraphic Code with James Adam, Son & Co., Third Edition produceLiverpool
1881 The Standard Telegraphic Cipher Code for the Cotton Trade cottonAlfred B. Shepperson, New York
1882 Telegraphic Code to insure privacy and secrecy in the transmission of telegrams bankingFrank Miller, compiler. Sacramento
1882 The Globe Commercial Telegraph Code, for the Use of Mercantile Firms generalH. R. Meyer, comp. Liverpool
1883 Scott’s Code : The Ship Owners’ Telegraphic CodeshippingReprint of 1880 edition, with supplement/alterations
1883 Telegraph Code financePreston, Kean & Co. (Chicago)
1883 The Globe Telegraph Code blankE. Garsin (London and New York)
1884 Nonpareil Telegraphic Code condenserLatin verb codewords, for figures 1 –10,000,000
1884 Cypher Code for Telegraphy AAA > ZZZThomas S. Dunn; London
1885 Harvey’s A. B. C. Domestic Code, with appendix. “Second Edition, 1885.”
14,000 code words of six to ten letters, from Webster’s dictionary; 11,000 filled, 3,000 blank.
socialHenry Harvey; expansion of 1881 edition; links direct to NYPL scan (hathitrust)
1885 The Telegram Formula and Code Combiner combinationFrederic George McCutcheon
1885 Cable Code . John Crossley & Sons, Ltd. weavingcarpet weaver
1885 Telegraphic Cipher livestock, grain W.G. Press & Co., Chicago
1885 Pocket Telegraphic Code social W. H. Beer & Co., London
1885 Sixpenny Telegrams. Scott’s Concise Commercial Code of General Business Phrasesgeneralfor “Inland Telegrams”
1885 Telegraphic Code floral23 phrases only; The American Florist
1885 Scott’s Code, “Sixth Edition” shipowners
1885 Spalding’s Telegram Guide — The Stock Exchange Speculators’ Guide to Cheap Telegrams stocksF. W. Spalding, 8pp
1886 Bloomer’s Commercial Cryptograph
A Telegraph Code and Double Index-Holocryptic Cipher
commercialJ. G. Bloomer, New York; same as 1874, save for different title page design
1887 Telegraphic Code, The American Educational Catalogue publishingPublishers Weekly (July 30, 1887)
1887 Telegraph & Cable Code, in use between John Paton & Co., New York, and — — finance, syndicationsNew York. Benjamin Graham, comp.
1888 The American mining and stock code. “Kellograph”
each phrase has “original” and “duplicate” codeword; 190pp only; 592pp at NYPL
mining; investmentU Illinois Urbana-Champaign copy, via; Aaron W. Kellogg, comp.
1888 Telegraph Code, to Ensure Secresy in the Tranmission of Telegrams 3rd edn (but unchanged from 1870)Robert Slater
1888 Science Observer Code astronomy; observationalSeth Carlo Chandler, Jr. and J. Ritchie, Jr.
1888 Telegraphic Mining Code miningC. Algernon Moreing, comp.
1888 Code Télégraphique Français generalA. Coste (Paris)
1889 Clave telegráfica-telefónica mercantile arreglada para el uso del comercio general commerceMonterrey (Nuevo León), México.
1889 Telegraphic Cipher
pp 50-78 of A Brief Sketch of Miner’s Coffee and Spice Mills
coffee, spiceW. H. Miner, San Francisco
1889 Unicode, The Universal Telegraphic Phrase Book (Sixth Edition) commercial, domestic and familiar
1889 Proposed Cable Chess Code chessO. E. Michaelis; 3-page article in Columbia Chess Chronicle
1889 Dictionnaire du Langage des Nombres /
Dictionary of the Numerical Language
arithmetical progressionsGeorges Boucher de Boucherville, comp.; Quebec
1890 The Ideographic Code
elaborate cipher-building system; examples pp 52-53
financialLoC copy, via; José Rodriguez, comp.
1890 The Universal Mining Code
miningJames Stevens, R. Sydney Corbett; George Ager (codewords)
1890 Chess Telegraphic Codes
chessEdwyn Anthony; prospectus
1891 電信符号 明治二十四年三月再版 general; Japan 司法省總務局; opens direct to NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/2937955)
1891 電信符号録 general; Japan 辻籌夫; opens direct to NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/805443)
1891 The Anglo-American Telegraphic Code general 
1891 Private Telegraphic Code foods, grains, commoditiesWilliams, Brown &. Co., San Francisco
1891 The New General Telegraphic Mining Code Code miningC. Algernon Moreing and Thomas Neal, comps.
1893 United States Telegraphic Cipher produce (fruit, etc)Joseph H. Wilson, comp.
1893 Police Telegraph Code of England for 1893 policepp544-548 in George W. Hale, Police and Prison Cyclopaedia
1894 警察電信符号 [Police Telegraph Code]
in 45 sections (イロハ)
police; Japan 愛媛県警察部 (Ehime Prefectural Police Department); opens direct to NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/785251)
1894 岐阜県用電信符号録 [Gifu prefecture telegraph code record]
in 45 sections (イロハ)
government; Japan opens direct to NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/805444)
1894 The Columbian Code, Steinwender, Stoffregen & co., New York. coffee tradeH. Harvey, comp.; opens to LoC copy (permalink)
1894 The Donaldson cipher
pp 3-52 of The Donaldson Guide... Showman’s encyclopedia and ... International professional register &c.
theatricalopens directly to Northwestern U copy/scan, via hathitrust
1894 The Adams Cable Codex (Seventh edition) social; travel 
1894 Inter-state Cipher fruit shippers, jobbersH K Pratt, Minneapolis
1894 Private Cipher Code coffeeCastle Bros., San Francisco
1894 H. & W. Pataky’s Telegraphic Code for use in obtaining and Negociating Patents patentsBerlin
1895 外国為替と電信暗号 [Foreign exchange and telegraph code]
general discussionn of code pp 21-31, code at 32-47
commercial; forex; Japan上田貢太郎 [Ueda Kotaro], comp.; opens direct to NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/804087)
1895 McNeill’s Code. miningNew York (reprint of 1895 edition)
1895 Barnard’s Universal Criminal Cipher Code policeFloyd Shock, comp.; St. Louis, Mo.
1896 電信符號字書 / 東京通信社專用
[Telegraph Code, for special use of Tokyo News Agency]
code, and sections for names. 166 pp
news agency; Japan黒石藤太 [Kuroishi Tota], comp.;
opens direct to NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/805442)
1896 Telegraphic Code shipping, ship brokerageAnundjee Roognathjee, Freight Broker, Calcutta; National Library of India, Kolkata scan at
1896 The Adams Cable Codex (Ninth edition) social, generalBoston
1896 “Unicode” The Universal Telegraphic Phrase-Book socialsame code; format and list of code users different from 1889 edn.
1896 Cipher Code for Astronomical Messages astronomyin Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
1896 The Atlas Universal Travelers’ and Tourists’ Telegraphic Cipher Code generalT. Walter Hartfield
1896 (Lièber’s) Standard Telegraphic Code general 
1896 The Premier Cypher Telegraphic Code generalWilliam H. Hawke
1896 The Dynamic Chess Notation chessF. Startin Pilleau; Code for telegraphing moves
1897 Mercuur-code / Mercury Code / Supplement commercialAmsterdam, J.H. de Bussy; companies, plantations, &c.
1897 The Robinson Telegraphic Cipher
(Revised Edition, probably later than 1897)
grain, provisionsS L Robinson, Chicago
1897 Private Telegraphic Cipher Code investment brokerageKerr, Gordon & Co., New York
1898 帝国組合電信符号 [Imperial Union telegraph code]
major code (504 pages); topic headings, but no ToC
general; Japan土肥克馬 [Doi Katsuma], comp.;
opens direct to NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/805302)
1898 帝国組合電信符号 増補2版 [Imperial Union telegraph code]
second edition of above (518 pages); now includes ToC (haven’t checked for other changes)
general; Japan土肥克馬 [Doi Katsuma], comp.;
opens direct to ToC, NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/805303)
1898 The South Indian Telegraph Code, in English, Tamil and Telegu commercial; polyglotP. B. Krishnasawamy Naidu, Merchant and Commission Agent; Madras
from collection of Roja Muthiah Research Library, Chennai
1898 Kleine Mercuur-Code socialAmsterdam, J.H. de Bussy
1898 Telegraphic Code
pp 529-71 General Machinery Catalogue
catalogue codes
Niles Tool Works Co., Hamilton, Ohio
1898 Hunting talking machine telegraphic code phonograph records & equipment
catalogue codes
New York: Bettini Phonograph Library
1898 Liebèr’s Standard Telegraphic Code general5-L edition would appear in 1915
1899 Telegraphic Code, Standard Mercantile Agency (Toronto, Canada)
unpaginated, pdf pp 127-142
collection and rating agencyfrom microfilm, Acadia U copy; opens to code at 127
1899 ABC Universal Commercial Electric Telegraphic Code generalfourth edition; “American edition”
1899 電信符号 / 電信符獅 [second title from cover, not NDL]
528 pp
news agency; Japan浅野杉松 [Asano Sugimatsu, comp.]; 編 帝国通信;
opens direct to ToC, NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/805303)
1899 日本電信符号 [Nippon telegraph code]
日本電信符號同盟會 [Nihon telegraph alliance ?]
352 + 8 pp;
preface [faces イロハ ToC].
This book called “The commercial telegraphic code” contains words and sentences such as are daily used in our mercantile houses, in regard to producto and commodities, ships, name, chief towns and ports both foreign and home, stocks, banks, insurance, railways, mining, spinning, and other miscelanious companies, moneys, quantities, dates, time, percentage etc... ¶ In compiling the present work the author is greatly indebted to Mr. M. Yoshida, principal of the telegraphical department of the bureau of communication, for his kindness in minutely inspecting and approving this work. The Author. [link]
commercial; Japan田中芳四郎 [Tanaka Yoshiro], comp.;
opens direct to ToC, NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/805533)
1899 McNeill’s Code mining 
1899 Terminal Index for McNeill’s Code mining; like a rhyming dictionary 
1899 Private Telegraphic Code of Lunham & Moore freight, insurance, brokerage, commoditiesBaltimore; compiled by John Hinrichs
1899 Preliminary War Department Telegraphic Code
“Supplemental to and to be inserted as an appendix to Western Union Telegraphic Code”
military38pp; prepared by General A. W. Greeley; loads directly to LoC (pages, and pdf)
1900 Low’s Pocket Cable Code (Alphabetical), fifth (revised) edition social; travel“Comprising over 10,000 useful commercial and domestic phrases and sentences”
1900 Heath telegraphic cipher flouring mills & merchantsG.M. Heath, La Cross, Wisconsin
1900 The Twentieth Century Telegraphic Cipher Code cotton seed productsL. J. Guynes, New Orleans
1900 Telegraphic Code
pp 529-70 General Machinery Catalogue No. 4
catalogue codes
Niles Tool Works Co., Hamilton, Ohio
1900 Private Mining and Metallurgical Telegraphic Cipher Code of the Canadian Pacific Railway
no date of publication, ca 1905
catalogue codes“under the supervision of W. H. Aldridge”
1901 日本電信符號 増訂2版 [Nippon telegraph code; 2nd edition]
日本電信符號同盟會 [Nihon telegraph alliance ?]
10 + 346 pp;
commercial; Japan田中芳四郎 [Tanaka Yoshiro], comp.;
opens direct to ToC, NDL copy (info:ndljp/pid/1083994)
1901 ABC Telegraphic Code (fifth edition) generalW. Clauson-Thue, comp.
1901 Western Union Telegraphic Code (Universal Edition) general 
1901 Telegraph Code motor touringthree pp in Official Automobile Blue Book, Eastern Edition
1901 Telegraph Code F railroad, freightGrand Trunk Railway System
1902 Codigo brazileiro universal commercialW.L. Wright; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1902 The Westinghouse Code electrical 
1902 The International Cable Code (Third Edition) provisions, grainJames Gopsill’s Sons, Philadelphia
1903 Appleby’s Copyright Code
pp i-iv, Appleby’s Handbook of Machinery
machinerySection V. Steam and Electric Plant
London and New York,
1903 Telegraphic Code, Government Bonds bondsFirst National City Bank of New York
1903 The revised economy telegraphic and cable cipher code fruit and produceEdmund Peycke (see also codes of 1908, 1918)
1903 Word Code for Foreign State Telegrams, Compiled for the Government of India government; colonial administrationLondon. J. H. Lane, comp.
1904 Clough’s mining code (revised) mining, investmentC.F. Clough; Shaw & Borden, Spokane
1904 cypher code for telegrams and post cards
pp 93-98, George F. Chambers, The Tourist’s Pocket-Book, seventh edn.
socialcontaining useful words and simple phrases.
1904 Special Cable Code for the Use of Delegates curlingshort code, for tour of Scottish team to North America, 1902-03
1905 Omnibus: télégraphique français de poche à l’usage general, socialParis
1905 Lieber’s Bankers and Stockbrokers’ Code and Merchants’ and Shippers’ Blank Tables banking, commercialB. Franklin Lieber and Charles J. Dawson
1905 Telegraph Cipher Code
two pages in Illustrated Catalogue, Deming Company
pumps & hydraulic machinery
also codewords throughout catalogue
1906 Telegraphic Cipher Code, Gerrish System astronomy, observationalHarvard College Observatory
1906 Standard Cipher Code of The American Railway Association transportation 
1906 Travellers’ Telegraphic Code
pp 492-99 in The Complete Pocket-Guide to Europe
travel, socialEdmund C. and Thomas L. Stedman
1907 Mining Supplement to Bentley’s Complete Phrase Code miningE. L. Bentley
1907 Standard Lumber Reference Book and Code lumberAtlanta: Franklin-Turner Co., and Benj. F. Ulmer
1907 Un Code Télégraphique Du Portrait Parlé signaletics
R. A. Reiss
1907 Postal Code (Telegraph-Cable) generalFrank Shay and Richard V Day, San Francisco
1908 McNeill’s Code (1908 Edition.) mining105,192 entries, much expanded from previous edition
1908 The Billionaire Phrase Code flexible phrasestables generate phrases, with 10L ciphers; 56 pages
1908 The Modern Economy Telegraphic and Cable Cipher Code green and dried fruit and produceEdmund Peycke
1908 Telegraphic Code
pp 142-44, Serums and Serum-Therapy
Wellcome’s Excerpta Therapeutica
1909 Brentano’s Telegraph and Cable Code general 
1909 Bentley’s complete phrase code generalE. L. Bentley; reprint of 1906 edition
1910 Private Jute Code commoditiesA. C. Sen, comp.; Chandpur, Tipperah; printed in Calcutta
1910 Jiao tong bi xi 交通必携 Chinese character codecommunications handbook
1911 Telegraphic code, American Baptist Foreign Mission Society religious28 pages, administrative mainly
1911 Private Telegraphic Code steelUnited States Steel Corporation
1911 Everybody’s Pocket Code social, travelLondon; W. M. Saunders
1911 General information cable code / Llave telegrafica para informes generales business correspondencepp 9-12 in Frank Thomas, The shipping clerks’, correspondents’ and travellers’ handbook (Glasgow)
1912 Scientific Dial Primer utopian; visionary; impracticalAndrew Hallner, comp.
1912 The Emigre (P.C.) Cable Code legalS.V. Blake and F.A.C. Redden, comps.
1912 Hartfield’s New Wall street (Newallst) Code financeJohn Hartfield
1913 Bauers Code; der neue deutsche telegramm-schlüssel commercialLudovic N. Bauer; Leipzig
1913 China Inland Mission Private Telegraph Code religious administrationShanghai
1913 The Adams Cable Codex (Tenth Edition) social 
1913 Telegraph and Cable Code, W. S. Tyler and Company industrialscreens, for use in Chilean mines, etc.
1913 The Imperial Combination Code (Rubber Edition) general, and rubberLondon; Edward Barron Broomhall
1914 The Private Code and Post-Card Cypher social, humorConstance and Burges Johnson
1915 A telegraphic code for the use of the United States Public Health Service public healthNIH/NLM copy; links directly to
1916 Private and confidential cipher code of J. J. Williamson, Woodbury, GA. cottonLoC copy; links directly to
1917 Keegan’s international code. Second Edition; A practical three-letter code lumber, some other productsMargaret Winifred Keegan, comp.; Seattle
1917 The Automobile Telegraphic Code automotive; motoring; touringRobert E. Pye, comp.; opens directly to LoC copy/scan
1918 Finger Prints: The Code dactylography; policechapter 6 of Harris Hawthorne Wilder and Bert Wentworth, Personal Identification
1918 Peycke’s New Ekonomik Telegraphic Cipher Code for the Fruit and Produce Trade produceEdmund Peycke
1918 The “Colorado” Code militaryGeneral Headquarters, AEF
1919 Private telegraphic code of the Irving national bank, New York
3 p.l., 1783p; 5L for international; longer code words for domestic
bankingLoC copy; links directly to
1920 American bankers and brokers telegraphic code (Third edition) bankingLoC copy (permalink), opens to
1920 ABC Telegraphic Code (sixth edition) generalWilliam Clauson-Thue, edited by William Droege
1920 The Nautical Telegraph Code and Postal Guide (fourth edition) socialCaptain D. H. Bernard (?)
1921 Fairchild’s Illustrated Women’s Wear Code rag trade; ekphrastic telegraphyLoC copy/scan, at; Louis Harmuth, comp.
1921 Weather Message Code meteorological; aviationlinks to Digital Library of India (Indian Institute of Astrophysics) scan, at
1921 The motor trade telegram code automotiveWilliam Moore Saunders
1921 Radiographic weather code for vessel weather observers meteorologyU.S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau
1921 Bensinger’s Special Edition of Complete Phrase Code generalE. L. Bentley; reset edition of his 1906 Phrase Code; includes “One Million Cyphers” (condenser)
1921 The Missions Code missionaryForeign Missions Conference of North America, New York
1921 The motor trade telegram code automotiveSociety of Motor Manufacturers and Traders; W. M. Saunders, comp.
1923 Private Telegraph Code of Libby, McNeill & Libby, Chicago
company profile at Encyclopedia of Chicago : link
packers (canned meat, vegetables and fruit)751pp; LoC copy/scan; also at
1923 Domestic telegraph code of the Hunter manufacturing & commission co. commission merchants; fabricsLoC copy/scan; also; typewritten, mimeo?
1923 California Packing Corporation Code. “Calpak Code” packing; canningLoC copy/scan (; 5L; 837pp
1923 Cinema code; a practical telegraph-cable code specially compiled for the motion picture and allied industries and for the personal use of individuals connected therewith cinema; Richard Poillonopens directly to LoC (permalink); same at
1923 Telegraphic Code. E. C. Atkins & Company, Cat. No. 19 saws, tools, knives; catalogue codeopens directly to google scan, provided by Don Wilwol
1924 Indian Word Code, Sixth Edition
governmenttwo scans: Bengal Legislative copy ( and U Rajasthan copy (DLI)
1924 Private Code. National Lead Company
iv, 334 p. fold. tab. 17 cm.
lead; 5L, flexible tablesopens directly to; also directly at LoC (permalink)
1925 California Packing Corporation Code (Calpack Code)
“designed to succeed and replace the codes published by the J. K. Armsby Company and the California Fruit Canners Association”
fruit and vegetable packing5L pronounceable; Del Monte Corporation; links direct to google books scan
1926 Code télégraphique international de police policeJohan Schober (1874-1932); links direct to Criminocorpus
1927 “Phoenix” Silk Code : in 12 figures
indicators (first two figures explain reading subsequent 10 figures; 12th figure always a check);
condenses 12 figures to 10-L; examples (and suggestions) pp 33-38
silk; Japan暗号電報作成事務所; links direct to NDL copy
1930 General Cipher Code express transportRailway Express Agency, New York
1930 International radio weather code for use on United States selected ships meteorologyU.S. Dept of Agriculture, Weather Bureau
1930 International Police Telegraphic Code policeEngland; Metropolitan Police District
1938 M. E. C.; most economical code, 3-letter code
Netherlands Indies
trade, shippingTh. Reumerman, comp; 298pp; LoC copy/scan; also at
1942 Telegraph Code
For use between bona fide spot cotton markets and offices of the Agricultural Marketing Association
cottonU.S. Department of Agriculture
1950 Confidential Telegraphic Code.
5-L code; 15 pages. “records chronicle the American Social Health (originally ‘Hygiene’) Association’s efforts to control and prevent venereal disease, prostitution, and drug addiction”
public health
brothels, prostitution, soldiers
links directly to U Minnesota Libraries, Social Welfare History Archives.
1950 Korean telegraphic code book
with characters arranged by sounds in English Alphabetic Order according to the McCune-Reischauer System of Transliteration
Korean (character code)or 1952
1957 A.N.A.R.E. Code social — Antarctic serviceAustralian National Antarctic Research Expeditions

signal codes

A belated overhaul and expansion of my page(s) devoted to signal codes is currently under way.
(3 March 2015)

date title compiler, notes
1763 Tactique navale, ou, Traité des Évolutions et des signaux; avec figures en taille-douce. Bigot de Morogues
1803 Telegraphic Signals; or Marine Vocabulary Home Riggs Popham
1808 A Treatise on Telegraphic Communication John Macdonald
1808 A Treatise on Telegraphic Communication by Day and Night... a numerical inflected dictionary... Joseph Conolly (London)
1816 A Code of Signals, for the Use of Merchants’ Ships in General...   compiled at sea, on board the Woodbridge London
1817 A Treatise Explanatory of a New System of Naval, Military and Political Telegraphic Communication of General Application, in which a Comprehensive Numerical applied... John Macdonald
1817 A system of general signals for night and day Charles Lenox Sargent (Boston)
1817 An Essay on Universal Telegraphic Communication Joseph Conolly (London)
1818 An Improved System of Telegraphic Communication... a Numerical Portable Dictionary Thomas Lynn
1826 A code of signals for the use of vessels employed in the merchant service Marryat, 4th edn.
1827 The telegraphic vocabulary, adapted for a line of semaphoric telegraphs from Liverpool to Holyhead Barnard L(indsey) Watson
1828 A New Code of Telegraphic Signals for Yachts and Pleasure Boats Richard B. Wynne
1828 A New System of Signals, By which Colours May be Wholly Dispensed With Henry Raper
1832 The United States Telegraph Vocabulary, being an appendix to Elford’s Marine Telegraph Signal Book. John R. Parker
1835 The Universal Sea Language being a complete code of signals for day and night. Levin Joergen Rohde, London
1835 A Code of Universal Naval Signals H. Cranmer Phillipps
1836 The New Semaphoric Signal Book, in Three Parts John R. Parker
1840 Langue Télégraphique Universelle. Code de Signaux... (Marryat) Paris; new edition, corrected and enlarged
18–– Langue Télégraphique Universelle ou Code de Signaux... (Marryat) Paris; E. et M. Luscombe
1845 The Telegraph Dictionary, and Seamen’s Signal Book Henry J. Rogers
1847 A Code of Signals Marryat; 10th edn, entirely revised and corrected
1848 Signal Book for Boston Harbor Hudson & Smith
1851 Code of Signals for the use of Vessels Employed in the Merchant Service Marryat; 11th edn, entirely revised and corrected
1854 Universal Code of Signals for The Merchant Marine of All Nations Marryat, Richardson; 12th edn
1855 Code international: Télégraphie nautique Reynold; naval and commercial
1855 Reynold’s Code. Polyglot Nautical Telegraph Reynold-Chauvancy; revised by F. H. Simpkinson
1857 The Companion to The Commercial Code of Signals J. T. Forster, latitude and longitude (only)
1858 Ward’s Code of Signal Telegraph for Ocean Marine Service, alphabetically arranged... William Henry Ward
1861 The Ocean Marine Telegraph William Henry Ward
1864 Universal Code of Signals Marryat, Richardson
1866 Universal Code of Signals Marryat, Richardson
1866 Code Universel de Signaux Marryat, Richardson
1866 International Day, Night, and Fog Signal Telegraph William Henry Ward
1866 International Day, Night, and Fog Signal Telegraph William Henry Ward; second edition
1868 Alphabetical Code of Signals C. W. Warden, comp. Second edition. Calcutta
1868 Signal Book / Semaphore Code dictionary Convict Department, Port Arthur (Tasmania); date uncertain
1869 Universal Code of Signals Marryat, Richardson
1876 General signal book of the Navy of the United States of America 19 flag and light plates; links directly to Phillips Library (PEM) copy/scan


22 April 2024