Electricity and Communication

Themes for Electricity and Communication:

Early history of electricity:
Voltaic Pile

 Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph
The telegraph

 1850s recording telegraph (#55)

There was great eagerness to lay a submarine telegraph between Europe and the U.S.--underwater lines already joined England and France.  (For more of the story see  Early Cable History )

 grappling the 1865 cable

The telegraph became the basis for an industry:
 Brush arc lamp #1


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