George May Phelps
|George May Phelps|
Phelps' Electro-motor Printing Telegraph from circa 1880, the last and most advanced telegraphy mechanism designed by George May Phelps
March 19, 1820|
Watervliet, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 18, 1888
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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 which became the dominant apparatus for automated reception and transmission of telegraph messages.
- Ralph W. Pope (January 1891). "Electricity: Its Past, Present And Future". Journal of the Franklin Institute. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Franklin Institute. 131 (781): 21–30.
- George Phelps at Telegraph-History
- George Phelps at The Telegraph Office
- George Phelps in Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography
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