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Part of Morse's telegraph apparatus, US Patent # 4,453

Inventor:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (housing material)
iron wire (conductors material)
brass (parts material)
Measurements:
relay: 7 in x 11 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 28.575 cm x 11.43 cm
register: 8 in x 17 1/2 in x 4 in; 20.32 cm x 44.45 cm x 10.16 cm
tape reel: 9 1/4 in x 10 in x 1 1/4 in; 23.495 cm x 25.4 cm x 3.175 cm
coil disks (each): 1/8 in x 12 1/2 in; .3175 cm x 31.75 cm
key on base: 2 in x 2 3/4 in x 10 in; 5.08 cm x 6.985 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
telegraph apparatus
telegraph relay
telegraph receiver
ID Number:
EM.251265
Catalog number:
251265
Accession number:
48865
Patent number:
4453
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Patent Models
American Stories exhibit
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_706503
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"Attention the Universe..." telegraph message

Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in x 42 in; 4.445 cm x 106.68 cm
Object Name:
Telegraph Message
Date made:
January 24, 1838
Date made:
1838-01-24
Credit Line:
from George F. Cummings
ID Number:
EM.238520
Catalog number:
238520
Accession number:
45891
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1189342

Samuel F. B. Morse

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White ; Size: 4w x 5h ; Type of Image: Portrait ; Medium: Negative
Type:
Negative
Date:
1845
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Standard number:
73-1504
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13479

Morse's Experimental Telegraph

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
Date unknown, c. 1920s?
Topic:
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Electro-magnetic telegraph  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Standard number:
91-3689
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8328

"What Hath God Wrought" Telegraph Message

Associated person:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/2 in x 27 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 70.485 cm
Object Name:
telegraph message
Place made:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
Date made:
1844-05-25
1844-05-24
Associated date:
1844-05-24
Donated:
1900-04-18
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
from Edward Lind Morse
ID Number:
EM.001028
Catalog number:
001028
Accession number:
65555
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Cultures & Communities
Industry & Manufacturing
Religion
Work
National Treasures exhibit
Government, Politics, and Reform
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_713485
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Morse "Canvas-stretcher" telegraph receiver

Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 41 1/2 in x 39 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 105.41 cm x 99.695 cm x 19.685 cm
Object Name:
telegraph receiver
Telegraph Instrument
Date made:
1837
Credit Line:
from Western Union Telegraph Co.
ID Number:
EM.181250.01
Catalog number:
181250.01
Accession number:
31286
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Exhibition:
Inventing In America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1191648
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Morse "Port-rule" transmitter

Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 7 in x 36 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 17.78 cm x 93.345 cm
Object Name:
Telegraph Instrument
telegraph transmitter
Date made:
1837
Credit Line:
from Western Union Telegraph Co.
ID Number:
EM.181250.02
Catalog number:
181250.02
Accession number:
31286
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Exhibition:
Inventing In America
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1192941
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Telegraph Register

Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
steel (overall material)
cloth (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 4 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 10.16 cm x 25.4 cm
Object Name:
telegraph receiver
telegraph register
Date made:
1849
Subject:
Communication, telegraph  Search this
ID Number:
EM.308853
Catalog number:
308853
Accession number:
89797
Patent number:
6420
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Registers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_706500

Brook and Trees

Artist:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, American 1791-1872  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Type:
landscapes
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
USA
Date:
January 24, 1844
Credit Line:
Bequest of Erskine Hewitt
Accession Number:
1938-57-1012
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1938-57-1012

Samuel F. B. Morse Self-Portrait

Artist:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, 27 Apr 1791 - 2 Apr 1872  Search this
Medium:
Oil on millboard
Dimensions:
Board: 27.3 x 22.5 x 0.3cm (10 3/4 x 8 7/8 x 1/8")
Frame: 35.6 x 30.5 x 4.8cm (14 x 12 x 1 7/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1812
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cape  Search this
Self-portrait  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Male  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Portraitist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Communications\Journalist  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Visual Arts\Art Instructor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Education\Founder\College  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Samuel Finley Breese Morse: Science and Technology\Inventor\Telegraph  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; this acquisition was made possible by a generous contribution from the James Smithson Society
Object number:
NPG.80.208
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
American Origins
On View:
NPG, East Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.208

Samuel Finley Breese Morse [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Beach, Chester 1881-1956  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1928
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust  Search this
Image number:
SSC S0000208
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_126913
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Morse-Vail Telegraph Key

Demonstrator:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Maker:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 2 in x 6 3/4 in; 7.62 cm x 5.08 cm x 17.145 cm
Object Name:
telegraph transmitter
telegraph key
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Morristown
Used:
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Date made:
1844
Used date:
1844
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
from Western Union Telegraph Co.
ID Number:
EM.181411
Catalog number:
181411
Accession number:
31652
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
National Treasures exhibit
Artifact Walls exhibit
Communications
Government, Politics, and Reform
Computers & Business Machines
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
American Enterprise
Exhibition:
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1096762
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Telegraph Register

Maker:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
copper (overall material)
fiber (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 5/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 19.3675 cm x 15.875 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
telegraph receiver
telegraph register
Date made:
ca 1845
Subject:
Communication, telegraph  Search this
Credit Line:
from Western Union Telegraph Co.
ID Number:
EM.181415
Catalog number:
181415
Accession number:
31652
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Communications
Telegraph Registers
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1191652

Joseph Henry Advises Samuel Morse on Telegraph

Subject:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Place:
United States
Date:
February 24, 1842
Topic:
Telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Letters  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12492

Diary of Alfred Vail, September 8 and 9, 1848 Entries

Author:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8.5w x 10.25h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
September 8-9, 1848
Topic:
Telecommunication  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0824
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13776

Cover of Alfred Vail's Experiment Notebook

Author:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 4w x 6.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
c. 1844
Topic:
Telecommunication  Search this
Ciphers  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0825
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13778

Alfred Vail's Electromagnetic Telegraph Notes

Author:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 17w x 10h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
1848
Topic:
Telecommunication  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Magnetism  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0826
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13779

Alfred Vail's Drawing of Many Circuits with One Battery

Author:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 8w x 4.25h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
c. 1844
Topic:
Telecommunication  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Notebooks  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--Experiments  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0827
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13781

Drawing of the Electromagnetic Telegraph and Alpha Code

Author:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 12.75w x 7.75h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
Date:
c. 1844
Topic:
Notebooks  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Ciphers  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Science  Search this
Science--Experiments  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0828
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13782

Notes on the Operation of Telegraph Lines

Author:
Vail, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese 1791-1872  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 12.25w x 7.5h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Notebooks  Search this
Science  Search this
Telecommunication  Search this
Telegraph  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Electromagnetic telegraph  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-0829
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13784

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