Last Updated: 19th April 1998

These pages are devoted to the Nineteenth Century English Physicist and Inventor.

During his life he worked upon a variety of projects across a wide range of subjects and invented/developed;

Concertina around 1830
Electric Telegraph with William F. Cooke in 1840
Wheatstone Bridge


He also made many other valuable contributions:

Data Storage Stereography
Encryption. Short Biography
Light Portrait By E. Thomas
Other Inventions Links to Other Sites


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