Engraved handbill for Wheatstone's telegraph

Made:
1835-1845 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Engraved handbill: 'Electro-Magnetic Telegraph on the Great Western Railway, Invented by Professor Wheatstone', unknown
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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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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1985-1137
type:
handbill

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