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ON THE VERGE OF THE UNKNOWN

AN EXPERIMENT THAT MAKES US ASK, "WHAT IS COMING?"

From the August 1893 issue of The Christian Science Journal

London Times


Mr. W. H. Preece, chief engineer and electrician to the postoffice, has put up a wire a mile long on the coast near Lavernock and a shorter one on Flatholm, a little island three miles off in the Bristol channel. He fitted the latter wire with a "sounder" to receive messages, and sent a message through the former from a powerful telephonic generator. That message on the mainland was distinctly heard on the island, though nothing connected the two, or, in other words, the possibility of a telephone between places unconnected by wire was conclusively established.

There is a possibility here of interplanetary communication, a good deal more worthy attention than any scheme for making gigantic electric flashes. We do not know if we can communicate by telephone through the ether to New York or Melbourne with or without cables, but we do know that, if we cannot, the fault is in our generators and sounders, and not in any prohibitory natural law.—London Times


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