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Technical and General Instruction Pertaining to Western Union Telegraph Business; Circuit Rules, Signals, Tariffs, Accounts, Cables, Press Dispatches, and Train Orders (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
Discovery Miles 2 840
Technical and General Instruction Pertaining to Western Union Telegraph Business; Circuit Rules, Signals, Tariffs, Accounts,...
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Technical and General Instruction Pertaining to Western Union Telegraph Business; Circuit Rules, Signals, Tariffs, Accounts, Cables, Press Dispatches, and Train Orders (Paperback)

Valentine's School of Telegraphy

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Instruction to Beginners. Having decided to become an operator, the student should bear in mind at the beginning that proper attention must be given to the principles upon which telegraph lines are operated, and the construction of the various instruments. There is no duty of an operator which any person of ordinary ability and education may not readily perform, if he will apply himself as he should willingly do in any undertaking. Nothing is ever gained by rushing through elementary training of any kind. If you have committed to memory the Morse alphabet, figures, and such marks of punctuation as are commonly used, you are ready for key practice. Sit facing the table, with the right elbow resting upon it, and the arm in a direct line with the lever of the key, placing the feet squarely upon the floor. Place the first two fingers on the top of the button with the thumb at the side and partially beneath the button, holding it firmly but not rigidly. Let the first and second fingers curve so as to form an arc of a circle, the third and fourth fingers assuming much the same position as when holding a pen in writing, but they should not touch the table. Keep the fingers and thumb constantly upon the key button, and the elbow on the table. Learn to manipulate the key firmly, easily, gracefully, and with regular movements. The force imparted to the key should be from the wrist and forearm, and not from the fingers. Before the student begins to practice making signals, called "dots" and "dashes," the teacher will fully explain why they are called dots and dashes by showing how the indentations of dots and dashes were made on a paper by the use of a register, according to the plan originally conceived by Prof. F. B. Morse. The dots and dashes composing the letters are s...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Valentine's School of Telegraphy
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-14473-8
Barcode: 9781235144738
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-235-14473-9

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