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Book: The History of Radio, in Pictures and Words

A coffee-table book from the American Museum of Radio and Electricity chronicles five centuries of progress

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PLAYER-PIANO TELEGRAPHY? Morse’s telegraph wasn’t the only game in town, nor even the most technologically impressive. The Hughes printing telegraph used a piano-style keyboard instead of codes. Morse won out in the marketplace, but Hughes’s ideas didn’t lose out entirely—a visit by Christopher Sholes to a Hughes telegraph office would eventually lead to Sholes’s 1868 invention of the typewriter.
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