Great Inventions and Discoveries Willis Duff Piercy

ISBN: 9781506128559

Published: March 24th 2015

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122 pages


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Great Inventions and Discoveries  by  Willis Duff Piercy

Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
March 24th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 122 pages | ISBN: 9781506128559 | 4.19 Mb

[...] Edison worked as telegraph operator at various places. Although he was a brilliant and rapid telegrapher, his fondness for playing pranks and making fun lost him several positions. After making his first experiments with a telegraph repeater,More[...] Edison worked as telegraph operator at various places.

Although he was a brilliant and rapid telegrapher, his fondness for playing pranks and making fun lost him several positions. After making his first experiments with a telegraph repeater, he left Indianapolis for Cincinnati, where he earned sixty dollars per month, besides something extra for night work. He Worked next in Louisville and Memphis. He was poor in purse, for all his money went to defray the expenses of his experiments. His fondness for Victor Hugos great work, Les Miserables, gained for him the nicknames of Victor and Hugo. At Memphis he perfected his telegraph repeater and was the first to bring New Orleans into direct communication with New York.

However, the manager at Memphis was jealous of him and dismissed him. Shabby and destitute, he made his way back to Louisville, walking a hundred miles of the way, and resumed his old position. After he had worked in the Louisville office for two years, his experimenting again got[...].



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