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Chappe's telegraph station, Louvre

Chappe's telegraph station, Louvre

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JEAN-LOUP CHARMET / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY 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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