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Patent model of Samuel F. B. Morse's telegraph register, 1849
Patent model of Samuel F. B. Morse's telegraph register, 1849

Morse began experimenting with electromagnetic telegraphy in the 1830s but did not achieve practical success until 1844, when he transmitted a coded message along a wire from Baltimore to Washington, D.C. This model of Morse's telegraph register was among the patent models transferred to the Smithsonian from the Patent Office in 1908.

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