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On the Telephone, An Instrument for Transmitting Musical Notes By Means of Electricity

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MR. ELISHA GRAY recently read a paper before an American Society explaining his apparatus for transmitting musical notes by electricity. He showed experimentally how, by means of a current of electricity in a single wire, a number of notes could be reproduced simultaneously at a great distance, and how by this means also a number of telegraphic messages could be transmitted at once along a wire and separately received at the other end. One of Mr. Gray's apparatuses was exhibited in London at the last soirée of the Society of Telegraph Engineers by the president, Mr. Latimer Clark. The principle of the apparatus is as follows:—

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