Handbill, engraved, 'Electro-Magnetic Telegraph on the Great Western Railway, Invented by Professor Wheatstone', unknown maker, c. 1840.
Engraved handbill: 'Electro-Magnetic Telegraph on the Great Western Railway, Invented by Professor Wheatstone', unknown maker, British, 1835-1845.
Wheatstone’s ABC system was tried on William Cooke’s 1843 experimental electric telegraph on the Great Western Railway but is not believed to have been particularly successful.
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