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Sir Francis Ronalds

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Sir Francis Ronalds

Person  Male  Born 21/2/1788  Died 8/8/1873

Categories: Science

Inventor and meteorologist. Probably born in London. He successfully sent messages through an eight mile long primitive electric telegraph by looping wire enclosed in glass tubes all around his back garden in Hammersmith. He took his invention to the British Admiralty, but they showed no interest and he abandoned interest in it. He was later involved in a system for registering meteorological data. Knighted in 1870. Died at his home St Mary's Villas, Battle. More about this interesting man at Francis Ronalds.

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Sir Francis Ronalds - N5

Sir Francis Ronalds, 1788 - 1873, meteorologist, inventor and pioneer of elec...

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Sir Francis Ronalds - W6

The first electric telegraph 8 miles long was constructed here in 1816 by Sir...

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