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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.