Punch,  9 (1845), 21.

The Capabilities of the Electric Telegraph



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Domestic Economy, Progress

    Reports on various ways in which the electric telegraph could improve communication in the home. Concerned that many servants are ignorant of the electric telegraph, but observes how this spares the domestic stair carpet. Notes how the telegraph could allow restaurant-goers and people singing in pubs to proceed with their activities without being interrupted by the noise of staff shouting out orders. Adds that the telegraph will also allow communication between the lonesome toll-men on Waterloo Bridge.

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