Historical Sketch Of The Electric Telegraph; Including Its Rise And Progress In The United States by Alexander Jones

Historical Sketch Of The Electric Telegraph; Including Its Rise And Progress In The United States

byAlexander Jones

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1852. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. TELEGRAPH LITIGATION, EVIDENCE, DECISIONS, ETC. In a subsequent part of this work will be found a brief sketch. of the commencement, progress, and present length of telegraph lines in the United States. Attempts to introduce instruments invented by House, Bain, and others, have been legally contested by Professor Morse and his associates, on the ground that they infringed his patent rights. It would be impossible to give a rational account of the rise and progress of the electric telegraph in the United States without referring to these trials, had before the United States District Courts. Though a delicate task to give a clear analysis of cases in which so much feeling as well as pecuniary interest were involved, yet, in making the attempt, we have endeavored to do so with impartiality. We have simply sought to arrive at the truth irrespective of party interest-- sustained by the legal evidence of competent and respectable witnesses. That parties on either side will feel satisfied with the result, is more than we can predict. The litigation which has been so perseveringly followed up, in respect to electric telegraph rights has involved a large expenditure of money, both on account of plaintiffs and defendants. Some of the cases are still before the courts. Few patent cases have ever puzzled lawyers and judges more than those which have been prosecuted in this country, by Professor Morse and his friends, against other parties. Suits respecting ordinary patents are usually considered, both in this country and in England, to be surrounded with many difficulties. In the case of electric telegraphs there are so many technical terms,--the operations of the principal agent so occult-- its development so ingenious--the mechanical and chemical contrivances ...

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Title:Historical Sketch Of The Electric Telegraph; Including Its Rise And Progress In The United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217486045

ISBN - 13:9780217486040

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