Magnetic telegraph


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a telegraph acting by means of a magnet. See Telegraph.

See also: Magnetic

References in classic literature ?
We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
Great Lakes and on the seacoast, by magnetic telegraph and marine
I'm reminded of Henry David Thoreau, who in the mid-1800s went off-the-grid to Walden Pond and famously observed: ''We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas.
In his 1854 book, Walden, Henry David Thoreau made an observation that now seems visionary: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
As Thoreau said in Walden about the telegraph: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
scroll across my screen, and I think of Henry David Thoreau's remark about the communications wonder of his day: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate.
The first telegraph company, the Magnetic Telegraph Company, was given the experimental Baltimore to Washington, D.