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Experiment on natural electricity, Early 1760s. Creator: Moreau the Younger, Jean Michel
Experiment on natural electricity, Early 1760s. Creator: Moreau the Younger, Jean Michel
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Claude Chappe (1763-1805) , 1889
Claude Chappe (1763-1805) , 1889
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Sectional view of a telegraph tower for Claude Chappes semaphore, 1792, (c1870)
Sectional view of a telegraph tower for Claude Chappes semaphore, 1792, (c1870)
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Napoleons troops defending a telegraph tower, c1815, (c1870)
Napoleons troops defending a telegraph tower, c1815, (c1870)
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Building a Chappe telegraph station, c1793, (c1870)
Building a Chappe telegraph station, c1793, (c1870)
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Chappes aerial telegraph system, Algeria, mid-19th century, (c1870)
Chappes aerial telegraph system, Algeria, mid-19th century, (c1870)
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First Chappe telegraph message from St Petersburg, early 19th century, (c1870)
First Chappe telegraph message from St Petersburg, early 19th century, (c1870)
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Claude Chappe demonstrating his optical telegraph (semaphore) system in 1793 (c1870)
Claude Chappe demonstrating his optical telegraph (semaphore) system in 1793 (c1870)
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Claude Chappe (1763-1805), French engineer and inventor, c1901
Claude Chappe (1763-1805), French engineer and inventor, c1901
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Napoleons troops defending a telegraph tower, c1815, (c1870) Featured Image

Napoleons troops defending a telegraph tower, c1815, (c1870)

Napoleon's troops defending a telegraph tower, c1815, (c1870). The incident took place shortly before Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo by the allies under Wellington, 18 June 1815. Claude Chappe's (1763-1805) optical telegraph station used a system of rope and pulleys operated inside the station which enabled the arms on the post to be moved into different semaphore positions. At the next station in the chain operators, using a telescope, would read the semaphore message, then pass it to the subsequent station. From Les Merveilles de la Science (The Wonders of Science), by Louis Figuier. (Paris, c1870)

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