In January 1838, Samuel F. B. Morse and Alfred Vail first demonstrated publicly crucial elements of their telegraph system, using instruments that Vail had constructed during the previous months. Electrical pulses, transmitted through two miles of wire, caused an electromagnet to ink dots and dashes (grouped to represent letters and words) on a strip of paper. Commercialization began in 1844 when funding became available. A ministerial student, a professor of fine arts, and a prominent industrialist...
Society: IEEEMain Category: ElectricEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1838Historic Speedwell ParkMorristownState: NJZip: 07960Country: USAWebsite: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestones:Demonstration_of_Practical_Telegraphy,_1838Creator: Morse, Samuel F. B., Vail, Alfred
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