Wheatstone automatic transmitter

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Date
1850s ca.
Credit Line
Used by permission.
Copyright Owner
© Science Museum/SSPL
Object ID
500004746

Englishman Charles Wheatstone, who had also invented a telegraph, developed automatic transmitters for sending messages punched on paper tape at high speeds. These were often used on underseas cables.