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Lot 5: Charles Wheatstone

Est: £400 GBP - £600 GBP
Bonhams 3June 03, 2004London, United Kingdom

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Description

House of Commons. Fifth report from the Select Committee on Railway Communication, 10 July 1840, two leaves detached at front, occasional thumbmarks, later quarter cloth, defective, folio, 1840

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Includes a report of Charles Wheatstone's appearance before the Select Committee on Railways on 6 February, 1840, where he details his patents with William Fothergill Cooke, experiments on the Great Western Railway and intention to use the railways as a means of expanding the electric telegraph.

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Auction Details

Morse to Marconi: The Birth of Telecommunications. Instruments, Books, Manuscripts and Ephemera

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Bonhams 3
June 03, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

Montpelier Street Knightsbridge, London, LDN, SW7 1HH, UK