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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1907 Original Publisher: Seeley and co., ltd. Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a mi General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1907 Original Publisher: Seeley and co., ltd. Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: THE TELEPHONE. A Common enough sight in any large town is a great sheaf of fine wires running across the streets and over the houses. If you traced their career in one direction you would find that they suddenly terminate, or rather combine into cables, and disappear into the recesses of a house, which is the Telephone Exchange. If you tracked them the other way your experience would be varied enough. Some wires would lead you into public institutions, some into offices, some into snug rooms in private houses. At one time your journey would end in the town, at another you would find yourself roaming far into the country, through green fields and leafy lanes until at last you ran the wire to earth in some large mansion standing in a lordly park. Perhaps you might have to travel hundreds of miles, having struck a " trunk " line connecting two important cities; or you might even be called upon to turn fish and plunge beneath the sea for a while, groping your way along a submarine cable. In addition to the visible overhead wires that traverse a town there are many led underground through special conduits. And many telephone wires never come out of doors at all, their object being to furnish communication between the rooms of thesame house. The telephone and its friend, the electric-bell, are now a regular part of the equipment of any large premises. The master of the house goes to his telephone when he wishes to address the cook or the steward, or the head-gardener or the coachman. It saves time and labour. Should he desire to speak to his town-offices he will, ...


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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1907 Original Publisher: Seeley and co., ltd. Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a mi General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1907 Original Publisher: Seeley and co., ltd. Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: THE TELEPHONE. A Common enough sight in any large town is a great sheaf of fine wires running across the streets and over the houses. If you traced their career in one direction you would find that they suddenly terminate, or rather combine into cables, and disappear into the recesses of a house, which is the Telephone Exchange. If you tracked them the other way your experience would be varied enough. Some wires would lead you into public institutions, some into offices, some into snug rooms in private houses. At one time your journey would end in the town, at another you would find yourself roaming far into the country, through green fields and leafy lanes until at last you ran the wire to earth in some large mansion standing in a lordly park. Perhaps you might have to travel hundreds of miles, having struck a " trunk " line connecting two important cities; or you might even be called upon to turn fish and plunge beneath the sea for a while, groping your way along a submarine cable. In addition to the visible overhead wires that traverse a town there are many led underground through special conduits. And many telephone wires never come out of doors at all, their object being to furnish communication between the rooms of thesame house. The telephone and its friend, the electric-bell, are now a regular part of the equipment of any large premises. The master of the house goes to his telephone when he wishes to address the cook or the steward, or the head-gardener or the coachman. It saves time and labour. Should he desire to speak to his town-offices he will, ...

9 review for The romance of modern invention containing interesting descriptions in non-technical language of wireless telegraphy, liquid air, etc

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alan

    Published in 1910, actually. Fascinating reading for anyone a bit interested in the history of technology. A sort of pre-TV "Tomorrow's World". Describes several inventions that came to something, and several that came to nothing, or have been interestingly superseded. For example, the telewriter, which transmitted the movements of your pen as you write. Published in 1910, actually. Fascinating reading for anyone a bit interested in the history of technology. A sort of pre-TV "Tomorrow's World". Describes several inventions that came to something, and several that came to nothing, or have been interestingly superseded. For example, the telewriter, which transmitted the movements of your pen as you write.

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