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Samuel Morse and the telegraph.

Author: Wilma Pitchford Hays
Publisher: New York, F. Watts [1960]
Series: First biography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Samuel Morse was forty-one years old and a famous portrait painter when an important question burst into his mind: If the presence of electricity could be made visible in any part of a circuit, why could not messages be transmitted instantaneously by electricity? Thus the idea for the telegraph was born.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hays, Wilma Pitchford.
Samuel Morse and the telegraph.
New York, F. Watts [1960]
(OCoLC)755275247
Named Person: Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma Pitchford Hays
OCLC Number: 1367237
Description: 66 pages illustrations 23 cm.
Contents: The Boy and His Education --
Samuel Morse - Mixture of Artist and Inventor --
The Idea for the Telegraph is Born --
The Inventor's Struggles Begin --
The Advantages of Morse's Telegraph --
Demonstrations of the New Instrument --
The Submarine Cable --
Test Line for the Telegraph --
The Final Test - and the First Official Message --
Success At Last --
Communication Today --
Series Title: First biography.
Responsibility: Pictures by Richard Mayhew.

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Samuel Morse was forty-one years old and a famous portrait painter when an important question burst into his mind: If the presence of electricity could be made visible in any part of a circuit, why could not messages be transmitted instantaneously by electricity? Thus the idea for the telegraph was born.

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