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Samuel F. B. Morse

Portrait artist Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the first commercially successful telegraph

While many eletro-magnetic telegraphs were invented before Samuel Morse's, his was the first to receive widespread commericial acceptance for a number of reasons: it was significantly more durable than other telegraphs, he used transmission relay stations to solve the problem of long-distance transmission fade, and his Morse code was easy to learn.

Image added on:March 3, 2007


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