Chappe's telegraph station, Louvre

Chappe's telegraph station, Louvre

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Credit: JEAN-LOUP CHARMET/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An illustration showing the telegraph station at the Louvre, part of the optical relay semaphore system pioneered by Claude Chappe in France in 1792. This mechanical signalling system was a fore-runner of the electric telegraph.

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Keywords: chappe, communication, communications, historical, history of science, optical relay telegraph, semaphore system, technology, telegraph, telegraph illustration

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