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Morse Telegraph, Signal Receiver, 19th Century

Morse Telegraph, Signal Receiver, 19th Century

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36.8 x 27.2 cm ⏐ 14.5 x 10.7 in (300dpi)

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Morse signal receiver. An electrical telegraph was developed and patented in the United States in 1837 by Samuel Morse. His assistant, Alfred Vail, developed the Morse code signalling alphabet with Morse. At the Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey on January 11, 1838, Morse and Vail made the first public demonstration of the electric telegraph. The first public transmission, with the message, A patient waiter is no loser, was witnessed by a mostly local crowd. The Morse/Vail telegraph was quickly deployed, the overland telegraph connected the west coast of the continent to the east coast by October 24, 1861, bringing an end to the Pony Express.

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