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. Prices, Profits, and Government: Gas and Telegraph in the Late Nineteenth Century

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The political importance of the 20th-century consumer and taxpayer is such that firms, whatever their ownership forms, tread a narrow line between high prices, high profits, and ‘exploitation’ on the ... More


Technologies of News Transmission

Amelia Bonea

in The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India, c. 1830–1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467129
eISBN:
9780199087136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467129.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter reconstructs the ‘arteries’ along which news, in the form of letters, official reports, or telegrams, travelled within and towards India in the nineteenth century. The discussion ... More


Shrinking the World: Improvements in the Speed of Information Transmission, c. 1820-1870

Yrjö Kaukiainen

in Sail and Steam: Selected Maritime Writings of Yrjö Kaukiainen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007374
eISBN:
9781786944672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007374.003.0020
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the important developments in shipping communication that took place decades before the establishment of the electric telegraph. It emphasises that the improvement of ... More


Inventions That Shaped the Modern World

David Segal

in One Hundred Patents That Shaped the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198834311
eISBN:
9780191872426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834311.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This entry describes the development of Morse code by Samuel Morse. It gives a background to Samuel Morse’s life. Also it describes the development of the electric telegraph on land and later using ... More


The News of Empire: Telegraphy, Journalism, and the Politics of Reporting in Colonial India, c. 1830–1900

Amelia Bonea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199467129
eISBN:
9780199087136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

On 14 July 2013, India closed down its telegraph service, drawing the curtain over an important chapter in its history of telecommunications. Introduced during the British colonial period, the ... More


Centralizing Business in Edinburgh

in Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226276519
eISBN:
9780226276540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226276540.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses the printing business in Edinburgh. The improved ease of personal travel helped publishers to manage their regional agents and their network of retail booksellers. W. & R. ... More


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