Punch,  19 (1850), 191.

British and American Electric Fluid



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Electricity, Engineering, Commerce

    Compares the 'tardiness' of the British telegraph to the superior American 'mode of transmitting messages'. Would have identified the 'electric fluid' used on American telegraphs as 'greased lightning' were it not for the greater activity and liberality of American telegraph companies.

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