New York, NY
William Fothergill Cooke 1806-1879
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William Fothergill Cooke (1806-1879), with Charles Wheatstone, invented the Cooke-Wheatstone electrical telegraph, patented in 1837. It differed from the Morse telegraph in that the receiver pointed to letters, which spared operators the task of translating code.
December 5th, 2011
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