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Color Sketch of a Railway Telegraph Signal by Samuel F. B. Morse Color Sketch of a Railway Telegraph Signal by Samuel F. B. Morse, 1838

In 1838, six years before his telegraph's first successful public demonstration, Morse was in Europe attempting to obtain a patent for a telegraph system that would indicate by sound the presence of a railroad train at any chosen point on the track. He was not successful and returned to the U.S. to continue work.

The Papers of Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Manuscript Division


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