Magnetic telegraph


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

See also: Magnetic

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Morse--a former art professor, failed painter, and amateur technologist--had petitioned it for funds to build a magnetic telegraph from Washington to Baltimore.
Although it was not an instant success, by the 1850s the periodical had become an influential commentator on Victorian life, described by one observer as 'an institution [...] no more to be overlooked among the forces of the nineteenth century than is the steam-engine or the magnetic telegraph'.
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." (Walden, chapter 1, p.
Are you new in the Conversation Connection?"--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.C., line.
Morse is shown with an early model of the magnetic telegraph in
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