Cooke and Wheatstone's double needle telegraph, invented by Sir William Fothergill Cooke (1806-1879) and Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), and made by William Reid, London, England, 1844. This instrument was installed at Paddington when the experimental telegraph was extended to Slough in 1843. On January 1, 1845 the Slough instrument sent a message to Paddington which enabled the identification and arrest of an alleged murderer.
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- telegraph instrument
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- From Reid Brothers
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