The birth of an industry

  • Andrew Wheen
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


On the evening of March 3, 1843, Professor Samuel Morse and his friend, Mr Henry Ellsworth, were standing in the lobby of the United States Senate. There was tension in the air. It was the last day of the Congressional session, and any Bills that had not been signed into law by midnight would be lost.


Railway Line Paper Tape Railway Company Morse Code Overhead Wire 
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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew Wheen
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  1. 1.HertsUK

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