A telegraph circuit is an electrical circuit attached to a telegraph. This circuit is incomplete until the telegraph is connected, allowing for the Morse-code messages by tapping the circuit closed.
Asked in Inventions
What is a single wire telegraph?
A single wire telegraph used (earth) ground to complete the circuit. A single wire is run from the key to the receiver, and the other half of the circuit is completed by driving a conducting rod into the ground at each end. Runs of over 2 miles have been tested using this technique. ...
Asked in Inventions, Telecommunications, Circuits
If a circuit needs a round trip to work how does a telegraph work on a single wire?
The return path is through the Earth. That's called the "ground" connection. ...
How did people use the telegraph in the 1800s?
You wrote your message on a telegraph form. You handed the telegraph form to the clerk at your local telegraph office. The clerk would count the words of the message and tell you how much it would cost. You would pay the clerk. The clerk would put your telegraph form in the stack of outgoing telegrams. The telegraph operator at your local telegraph office would send the telegrams on the telegraph forms in the stack of outgoing telegrams using the telegraph key. The telegraph operator at...
Asked in Definitions, Nouns
What is the meaning of the noun word telegraph?
The noun 'telegraph' is a system for transmitting messages from a distance along a wire by creating signals by making and breaking an electrical connection. Telegraph signals are sent over wires. The verb 'to telegraph' is to send a message by telegraph. ...