George May Phelps

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George May Phelps
Phelps' Electro-motor Printing Telegraph.jpg
Phelps' Electro-motor Printing Telegraph from circa 1880, the last and most advanced telegraphy mechanism designed by George May Phelps
Born (1820-03-19)March 19, 1820
Watervliet, New York, U.S.
Died May 18, 1888(1888-05-18) (aged 68)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Inventor

George May Phelps (March 19, 1820 – May 18, 1888) was a 19th-century American inventor of automated telegraphy equipment. He is credited with synthesizing the designs of several existing printers into his line of devices[1] which became the dominant apparatus for automated reception and transmission of telegraph messages.


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