Hughes Telegraph

Eric Shew 2) Electricity Sparks Invention (1800-1900), collections

Probably the most technologically impressive of the early telegraphs were the printing telegraphs of Hughes, House, and others. These machines shared one advantage with the ABC telegraph – no codes were used. Instead, the operator at the sending station sat at a keyboard that resembled a piano, right down to the black and white keys. Each key on the “piano” …