International Exposition of Paris 1867

Agriculture, Industry and Fine Arts

April 1, 1867 - November 3, 1867


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Telegraphy

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Wires stretched above the platform warn us that we are entering the compartment occupied by the electric telegraphy. From the high point we occupy I can only point out to you the apparatus used by the French administration; the automatic apparatus of Morse, the printing apparatus, the Caselli pantelograph, etc. We know that today the telegraph is no longer limited to transmitting thought and that it also carries writing; science, by dint of its wit, has fulfilled the crude imagination of that good man who, hanging a letter on a telegraph wire, believed that the missive would be electrically carried to its destination.

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