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By K. G. Beauchamp

ISBN-10: 0852967926

ISBN-13: 9780852967928

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The system was cumbersome and impracticable for distant communication, but was valuable as a testing ground. With its use, Ronalds was able to confirm that the signal attenuation of an electric charge over long distances was small, and no transmission delay was experienced. He also devised a very sound method of insulation for his buried cables, which he used later. He insulated the copper wire with lengths of glass tube, which he encased in soft pitch in long wooden troughs. Many years later, in 1862, a length of his line was recovered from a Hammersmith garden and found to be in perfect condition.

A secure and effective method of coordination between Napoleon’s scattered forces was vital if they were to survive the onslaught of the opposing armies. Chappé was fortunate to be active in carrying out experiments with his semaphore at a time when the French military and civil authorities were anxious to establish a good system of intercommunication for governmental and military purposes. Once he had convinced the Committee that his system would work, he was given extraordinary support in developing it.

It linked Potsdam, Brandenburg, Magdelburg, Berlin, Paderborn, Köln, Koblenz and Treves. Initially a single-arm regulator was used with two indicator arms located at each end, as in the original Chappé system. This allowed capitals and lower-case letters of the German alphabet to be identified, together with a few letter combinations, punctuation marks and numerals. 8. This was eventually replaced with a multi-arm system based on the design of the English commercial stations erected by Watson, but having three instead of two pairs of signal arms.

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