Punch,  11 (1846), 144.

How to Work a Telegraph



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Cultural Geography

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    Argues that the reason why the 'Electric Telegraph makes no progress in France' is because 'it can be worked in all weather, and at a moment's notice', unlike the 'wooden telegraph', a communication technique widely adopted in France, which has the 'superiority of being stopped suddenly' by clouds and darkness. Explains that eminent Frenchmen, such as Adolphe Thiers and King Louis-Phillipe, appreciate these advantages because they would rather not have the means of 'communicating in a direct line with the Bourse'.

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