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Cooke and Wheatstone's Electric Telegraph

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<p>London, England. On 12 June 1837 William Fothergill Cooke and [[Charles Wheatstone|Charles Wheatstone]] received a patent on electric telegraphy; this was the first English patent for an electric [[Telegraph|telegraph]]. On 4 September the first message was sent on a line Cooke and Wheatstone built from London (Euston Station) to Camden Town. Also on 4 September S.F.B. Morse demonstrated electric telegraphy over a distance of 1700 feet at New York University. </p>
 
<p>London, England. On 12 June 1837 William Fothergill Cooke and [[Charles Wheatstone|Charles Wheatstone]] received a patent on electric telegraphy; this was the first English patent for an electric [[Telegraph|telegraph]]. On 4 September the first message was sent on a line Cooke and Wheatstone built from London (Euston Station) to Camden Town. Also on 4 September S.F.B. Morse demonstrated electric telegraphy over a distance of 1700 feet at New York University. </p>
  
<p>[[Image:Cooke and Wheatstone electric telegraph.jpg|thumb|center|A William Fothergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone's electric Telegraph from 1837 now in the London Science Museum.]]</p>
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<p>[[Image:Cooke and Wheatstone electric telegraph.jpg|thumb|center|A Cooke and Wheatstone electric Telegraph from 1837, now in the London Science Museum.]]</p>
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Charles Wheatstone
Charles Wheatstone

London, England. On 12 June 1837 William Fothergill Cooke and Charles Wheatstone received a patent on electric telegraphy; this was the first English patent for an electric telegraph. On 4 September the first message was sent on a line Cooke and Wheatstone built from London (Euston Station) to Camden Town. Also on 4 September S.F.B. Morse demonstrated electric telegraphy over a distance of 1700 feet at New York University.

A Cooke and Wheatstone electric Telegraph from 1837, now in the London Science Museum.
A Cooke and Wheatstone electric Telegraph from 1837, now in the London Science Museum.