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Telegraph office

Telegraph office

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SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SHEILA TERRY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Telegraph office. Coloured historical artwork of telegraph operators at Valencia Island, Republic of Ireland, communicating with the steamship Great Eastern. The operator at right is tapping out a message on an electric transmitter. The operator at left is receiving a message, which is being imprinted onto a strip of paper. Batteries are seen in boxes at lower right. Electric telegraphy involves the transmission of coded information by wire or radio waves. Early receivers employed a stylus controlled by an electromagnet. The stylus imprinted code onto a strip of paper in response to the signal being transmitted. Taken from the Illustrated London News, 1855.

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