Talk:John Nevil Maskelyne

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Patent[edit]

I found a United States Patent submitted by John N. Maskelyne dated December 28, 1880 (application filed July 26, 1880) Patent No. 236,053 for an Apparatus for Issuing and Registering Tickets. However I am unable to locate the patent on the US patent office site (there doesn't seem to be a way to go to a specific patent and a search for his name reveals nothing). --Bil Simser (talk) 13:57, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Achievements in Radio[edit]

The story about his spat with Marconi should be included in the article. See this piece from the New Scientist: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228440.700-dotdashdiss-the-gentleman-hackers-1903-lulz.html?full=true — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.21.33.139 (talk) 02:17, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

I agree the history with Marconi should be mentioned but I think some citation is needed before inclusion --Bil Simser (talk) 04:12, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Is no-one ever reading this article?[edit]

The edits of user 81.229.127.216 ruined the grammar. Nobody noticed, as it seems. --217.232.193.1 (talk) 19:58, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguation[edit]

I believe that J. N. Maskelyne (model engineer) was a different person. Can anyone confirm this? Biscuittin (talk) 22:53, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Correct. Another person with the same name (born 1892, died 1960) was a model railroad engineer who produced many drawings. Based on the dates on this page (http://www.slightlybetterbooks.com/jnmaskelyne.html) his grandfather was John Nevil Maskelyne, the subject of this article. --Bil Simser (talk) 13:43, 11 April 2012 (UTC)