Submarine Cable Laying and Repairing

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THIS is not a scientific treatise on the electrical principles involved in submarine telegraphy; it covers, however, rather more ground than is set forth in the title, being also some sort of text-book for the electrician engaged in cable work. Mr. Wilkinson has treated his subject entirely from an up-to-date point of view, without attempting to show what has led to the present state of affairs, which, by the way, are the same—fundamentally speaking—as they were some thirty years ago. The method of working cables by machine transmission is not dealt with here; neither must the reader expect to find any matter relating to the duplex system of Messrs. Muirhead and Taylor, or that of others.

Submarine Cable Laying and Repairing.

By H. D. Wilkinson Pp. 401. (London: The Electrician Printing and Publishing Company, Ltd., 1896.)

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    Mins. Proc. Inst. C.E., vol. lxxv.

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