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The story of the telegraph, and a history of the great Atlantic cable

Briggs, Charles F.

The story of the telegraph, and a history of the great Atlantic cable

a complete record of the inception, progress, and final success of that undertaking, a general history of land and oceanic telegraphs, descriptions of telegraphic apparatus, and biographical sketches of the principal persons connected with the great work

by Briggs, Charles F.

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Published by Rudd & Carleton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Telegraph -- History,
  • Transatlantic cables

  • Edition Notes

    Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources,inc., 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 12612)

    StatementBy Charles F. Briggs and Augustus Maverick.
    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 12612.
    ContributionsMaverick, Augustus. joint author.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination255 p.
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17574989M

      As the title indicates, this book is about the laying of the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean. Gordon relates this story well from the pie in the sky innocent dreaming of those who first promoted the idea, to the amateurish first attempts to finally, the professional successful laying of the cable/5(6). The Atlantic Telegraph. or almost even a history, of the great expeditions so often made, and, with one exception, always unsuccessful. It is a vivid story of the last effort made from the.

    The story of the Atlantic cable, Contributor Names Bright, Charles, Sir, - Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Chart of the submarine Atlantic Telegraph Shows land telegraph cables in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Europe, and north Africa, submarine cables, steamship routes, and proposed. Atlantic, Cable Machinery Described. Sections. THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH CABLE. J For this purpose a wire rope of great strength and no less than five miles long, having a.

    The book chronicles the successful laying of a submarine telegraph cable across the Atlantic in , thereby establishing transoceanic communication. The project was the idea of American.   The role Halifax played in the Titanic story is little known on this side of the Atlantic. Yet it was a crucial one. Halifax was the Titanic’s coroner, undertaker and : Nigel Richardson.


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The mid nineteenth century laying of the Atlantic telegraph cable was the scientific and entrepreneurial business event of its day. Much of the technology required that led to the success achieved on the fifth attempt simply did not exist 10 years earlier on this venture's first by: Russell: The Atlantic Telegraph - high resolution scans of the cover, title page, and the tinted lithographs from the book recording the events of the Great Eastern cable expedition Original letter from Sir Daniel Gooch describing the loss.

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Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book. An excellent overview of the history of the Atlantic Cable, readily available on the used-book market. BRIGHT, Charles The Life Story of Sir Charles Tilston Bright.

London,Archibald Constable & Co.; 20, pp. 2nd edition, revised and abridged. The biography of the youthful chief engineer of the Atlantic Telegraph Company, written by. The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable: A Complete Record of the Inception, Progress, and Final Success of that Undertaking: a General History of Land and Oceanic Telegraphs: Descriptions of Telegraphic Apparatus, and Biographical Sketches of the Principal Persons Connected with the Great Work.

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InCyrus West Field conceived the idea of the telegraph cable and secured a charter to lay a well-insulated line across the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. The story of the telegraph and a history of the great Atlantic cable / by Charles F.

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LibriVox recording of The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph, by Henry M. Field. Read by Alex C. Telander. Cyrus W. Field had a dream: to link the Old World of Britain and Europe to that of the New World of North America by a telegraph cable stretching across the great Atlantic Ocean.

Free 2-day shipping on qualified orders over $ Buy The Story of the Telegraph, and a History of the Great Atlantic Cable: A Complete Record of the Inception, Progress, and Final Success of That Undertaking: A General History of Land and Oceanic Telegraphs: Descriptions of Telegraphic Apparatus, and Biog at The story of the telegraph and a history of the great Atlantic cable: a complete record of the inception, progress and final success of that undertaking, a general history of land and oceanic telegraphs, descriptions of telegraphic apparatus, and biographical sketches of the principal persons connected with the great work.

On 27 July Abermawr became part of a trans-Atlantic communications network when Brunel’s Great Eastern steamship completed the laying of the fifth, and ultimately successful, telegraph cable under the Atlantic between Valentia in Ireland and Trinity Bay in Newfoundland - the first four cables having failed.

The first telegraph cable to cross the Atlantic Ocean failed after working for a few weeks in The businessman behind the audacious project, Cyrus Field, was determined to make another attempt, but the Civil War, and numerous financial problems, interceded.

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New York: Rudd & Carleton, The story of the telegraph, and a history of the great Atlantic cable: a complete record of the inception, progress, and final success of that undertaking: a general history of land and oceanic telegraphs: descriptions of telegraphic apparatus, and biographical sketches of the principal persons connected with the great work / (New York.

Developed in the s and s by Samuel Morse () and other inventors, the telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. Morse also developed a code (bearing his name) that. Cyrus W. Field had a dream: to link the Old World of Britain and Europe to that of the New World of North America by a telegraph cable stretching across the great Atlantic Ocean.

It took him thirteen years, a lot of money, and many men and ships and cable to make it happen/5(2). Made of a 5mm copper wire 'core' wrapped in a protective casing of tar, hemp and steel this short section of the first Transatlantic Telegraph Cable was salvaged from the.

On her way home the Great Eastern carried out repairs to the cable. ATLANTIC CABLE. As the cable had been manufactured for the Brest - St. Pierre route there was around 1, nm of cable left over after the expedition so Anglo-American had sufficient cable manufactured to enable a further cable to be laid.

However, the advent of the telegraph did not transform the collection and reporting of news overnight, and the Specials’ accounts of the Atlantic cable expedition show us a more complicated relationship between old and new communication technologies in the development of nineteenth-century journalism than is commonly supposed.Cyrus W.

Field. Letter to the Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. May 5,offers his collection of objects commemorating the laying of the Atlantic cable, including this painting, to the MMA.

Henry M[artyn]. Field. The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph. New York,ill. opp. p.as "Landing the Shore End at Valentia".The Atlantic Telegraph Company operated the only two trans-Atlantic cables without competition untilwhen a French cable was laid.

Shortly after this company was established, an agreement was made to coordinate pricing of telegraph services and share revenues, effectively combining the French and Anglo-American interests into one rs: Cyrus Field, John Watkins Brett.