Patent Model - Improvement in Telegraph Apparatus
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Hugh Bryan (b.1819, d.1877), Patentee
Jul 11 1871
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Wood, brass, steel, iron
7 1/2 x 15 x 11 7/8" (19.1 x 38.1 x 30.2cm)
Bryan's invention has for its object "to enable a railway-conductor ignorant of the science of telegraphy to make use of the telegraph for the purpose of apprising the authorities at a designated station of any accident that may have happened to his train. To this end each train should be supplied with facilities for connecting with the telegraph-wires that are stretched by the roadside, with which apparatus is connected the conductor's mechanism..." (Patent Number 116,928)
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