Punch,  12 (1847), 220.

Tales of the Telegraph



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Amusement

    Reports that the adoption of the electric telegraph at Epsom Racecourse has had 'such an effect on the minds of several of the old workers' of the 'old-fashioned telegraph', that these 'poor creatures' were allowed to use their invention to send 'a set of incoherent signals'. Admires the humane spirit in which these individuals 'indulge a sort of garrulity through the medium of those signals' on the old telegraph.

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