Steinheil telegraph, 1830s

Steinheil telegraph, 1830s

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Caption: Steinheil telegraph. Historical illustration of the telegraph system invented in the 1830s by German physicist and engineer Carl August von Steinheil (1801-1870). At left is the band of paper on which the message was recorded. Artwork from 'Electricite' (1911) by Max de Nansouty, part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

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