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The Atlantic Cable Projectors

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Cyrus Field (1819-1892)

Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873)

Edward Whitehouse (1816-1890)

The Cable Cabinet



Reporting on the Cable

Creating a Scientific Vocabulary

The First Attempts to Lay the Transatlantic Cable (1857-1858)

The Committee of Inquiry

Inventing the Mirror Galvanometer

The Second Cable-Laying Attempt (1865-1866)

How the Early Cable Was Used

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