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1884 Excerpt: ... to come in contact with Dr. Werner Siemens, who
at once recognized his talent. He was in May 1861 engaged upon
experiments with the MaltaAlexandria cable. He was Chief
Electrician during the manufacture and laying of several cables for
the French Government, and in 1863-64 was sent to the Mediterranean
to lay one of those cables. In 1865 he, in conjunction with Mr.
Sabine, contributed a short paper to the British Association
meeting. The following year, in the 'Philosophical Magazine, '
Schwendler published a valuable paper, "On the most suitable
Galvanometer-Resistance to be employed in Testing with the
Wheatstone Bridge," which subject, till then greatly neglected, he
had taken great pains to investigate, both experimentally and
mathematically. He retained his appointment with Siemens Brothers
until 1868, when Colonel Robinson, the Director-General of
Telegraphs in India at that time, found it was necessary for him to
have the aid of an experienced electrician, in order to put
uniformity into the system of Government telegraphs there.
Schwendler then became Assistant Electrician to the
Director-General of Telegraphs in India early in 1868, and remained
in that position until the commencement of 1870. Highly appreciated
for his integrity, ability, and amiability by the whole staff, he
was offered by his chief a commanding position in the Government
service as Chief Instructor of Indian Telegraphs; and, acting under
official instructions, he, soon after his arrival in India,
commenced the preparation of his now well-known 'Testing
Instructions, ' for the guidance of the Staff of the Government
Telegraph Department, the object in view being to facilitate the
introduction and thorough understanding on the part of the
officials of a rational system of...
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Institute Of Physics and Society
||246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
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