Masters of Space - Morse, Thompson, Bell, Marconi, Carty
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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Masters of Space, by Walter Kellogg TowersThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: Masters of Space Morse, Thompson, Bell, Marconi, CartyAuthor: Walter Kellogg TowersRelease Date: May 18, 2004 [EBook #12375]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MASTERS OF SPACE ***Produced by Leah Moser and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.[Illustration: SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSEInventor of the Telegraph]MASTERS OF SPACE MORSE and the Telegraph THOMPSON and the Cable BELL and the Telephone MARCONI and the Wireless Telegraph CARTY and the Wireless TelephoneBY WALTER KELLOGG TOWERSILLUSTRATED1917TOMY CO-LABORER AND COMPANIONBERENICE LAURA TOWERSWHOSE ENCOURAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCEWERE CONSTANT IN THE GATHERINGAND PREPARATION OF MATERIALFOR THIS VOLUME.CONTENTSCHAP.PREFACEI. COMMUNICATION AMONG THE ANCIENTSII. SIGNALS PAST AND PRESENTIII. FORERUNNERS OF THE TELEGRAPHIV. INVENTIONS OF SIR CHARLES WHEATSTONEV. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF MORSEVI. "WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?"VII. DEVELOPMENT OF THE TELEGRAPH SYSTEMVIII. TELEGRAPHING BENEATH THE SEAIX. THE PIONEER ATLANTIC CABLEX. A SUCCESSFUL CABLE ATTAINEDXI. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, THE YOUTHXII. THE BIRTH OF THE TELEPHONEXIII. THE ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Masters of
Space, by Walter Kellogg Towers
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: Masters of Space Morse, Thompson, Bell,
Marconi, Carty
Author: Walter Kellogg Towers
Release Date: May 18, 2004 [EBook #12375]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK MASTERS OF SPACE ***
Produced by Leah Moser and the Online
Distributed Proofreading Team.
[Illustration: SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSEInventor of the Telegraph]
MASTERS OF SPACE
MORSE
and the Telegraph
THOMPSON
and the Cable
BELL
and the Telephone
MARCONI
and the Wireless Telegraph
CARTY
and the Wireless Telephone
BY WALTER KELLOGG TOWERS
ILLUSTRATED
1917TO
MY CO-LABORER AND COMPANION
BERENICE LAURA TOWERS
WHOSE ENCOURAGEMENT AND ASSISTANCE
WERE CONSTANT IN THE GATHERING
AND PREPARATION OF MATERIAL
FOR THIS VOLUME.CONTENTS
CHAP.
PREFACE
I. COMMUNICATION AMONG THE ANCIENTS
II. SIGNALS PAST AND PRESENT
III. FORERUNNERS OF THE TELEGRAPH
IV. INVENTIONS OF SIR CHARLES
WHEATSTONE
V. THE ACHIEVEMENT OF MORSE
VI. "WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT?"
VII. DEVELOPMENT OF THE TELEGRAPH
SYSTEM
VIII. TELEGRAPHING BENEATH THE SEA
IX. THE PIONEER ATLANTIC CABLE
X. A SUCCESSFUL CABLE ATTAINEDX. A SUCCESSFUL CABLE ATTAINED
XI. ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, THE YOUTH
XII. THE BIRTH OF THE TELEPHONE
XIII. THE TELEPHONE AT THE CENTENNIAL
XIV. IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION
XV. TELEGRAPHING WITHOUT WIRES
XVI. AN ITALIAN BOY'S WORK
XVII. WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY ESTABLISHED
XVIII. THE WIRELESS SERVES THE WORLD
XIX. SPEAKING ACROSS THE CONTINENT
XX. TELEPHONING THROUGH SPACE
APPENDIX A
APPENDIX B
INDEXILLUSTRATIONS
SAMUEL FINLEY BREESE MORSE
MORSE'S FIRST TELEGRAPH INSTRUMENT
CYRUS W. FIELD
WILLIAM THOMSON (LORD KELVIN)
THE "GREAT EASTERN" LAYING THE
ATLANTIC CABLE, 1866
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
THOMAS A. WATSON
PROFESSOR BELL'S VIBRATING REED
PROFESSOR BELL'S FIRST TELEPHONE
THE FIRST TELEPHONE SWITCHBOARD USED
IN NEW HAVEN, CONN., FOR EIGHT
SUBSCRIBERS
EARLY NEW YORK EXCHANGEPROFESSOR BELL IN SALEM, MASS., AND MR.
WATSON IN BOSTON, DEMONSTRATING THE
TELEPHONE BEFORE AUDIENCES IN 1877
DOCTOR BELL AT THE TELEPHONE OPENING
THE NEW YORK-CHICAGO LINE, OCTOBER 18,
1892
GUGLIELMO MARCONI
A REMARKABLE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN
OUTSIDE OF THE CLIFDEN STATION WHILE
MESSAGES WERE BEING SENT ACROSS TO
CAPE RACE
MARCONI STATION AT CLIFDEN, IRELANDPREFACE
This is the story of talking at a distance, of sending
messages through space. It is the story of great
men—Morse, Thomson, Bell, Marconi, and others
—and how, with the aid of men like Field, Vail,
Catty, Pupin, the scientist, and others in both the
technical and commercial fields, they succeeded in
flashing both messages and speech around the
world, with wires and without wires. It is the story
of how the thought of the world has been linked
together by those modern wonders of science and
of industry—the telegraph, the submarine cable,
the telephone, the wireless telegraph, and, most
recently, the wireless telephone.
The story opens with the primitive methods of
message-sending by fire or smoke or other signals.
The life and experiments of Morse are then
pictured and the dramatic story of the invention
and development of the telegraph is set forth. The
submarine cable followed with the struggles of
Field, the business executive, and Thomson, the
inventor and scientific expert, which finally
culminated in success when the Great Eastern
landed a practical cable on the American coast.
The early life of Alexander Graham Bell was full of
color, and I have told the story of his patient
investigations of human speech and hearing,
which, finally culminated in a practical telephone.
There follows the fascinating story of Marconi and