Just a little French fun
Stationnaire Polistra is enjoying the nice hot weather.
French telegraph poles at the time of the Foy system
had a unique style. Each had a little roof and lightning rod.
English posts at the same time also had a roof, but it was a simple wooden gable, not as stylish.
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The Breguet clock telegraph was the universal ancestor and basis of all French systems. Was there ever an iBreguet? A pocket-watch Breguet?
Yes, at least in prototype form.
This was built and tested for military use by M. Trouvé, but apparently not adopted.
By one account the watch had two sides, like the Soviet sliderule watch.
One side was turned by the knob to send, and the other side showed the incoming signal for receive.
Another account shows a miniMorse key on the sender.
At that time batteries were large wet cells, so the senders and receivers were 'local remotes' from a portable central station with batteries and wire reel.
If I hadn't already used the title Charge of the Light Breguet,
it would be more appropriate here.
Labels: Morsenet of Things, Patient things