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Wheatstone, Sir Charleslocked

  • S. P. Thompson
  • , revised by Brian Bowers


Wheatstone, Sir Charles (1802–1875), developer of telegraphy, was born on 6 February 1802 at the Manor House, Barnwood, Gloucester, the second of four children of William Wheatstone (1775–1854), shoemaker, and his wife, Beatta. In 1806 the family moved to London, where Wheatstone went to school. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to an uncle, also ...

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