Charles Wheatstone

Charles Wheatstone

Sir Charles Wheatstone FRS (6 February 1802 – 19 October 1875), was an English scientist and inventor of many scientific breakthroughs of the Victorian era, including the English concertina, the stereoscope (a device for displaying three-dimensional images), and the Playfair cipher (an encryption technique). However, Wheatstone is best known for his contributions in the development of the Wheatstone bridge, originally invented by Samuel Hunter Christie, which is used to measure an unknown electrical resistance, and as a major figure in the development of telegraphy.

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Charles Wheatstone - Electrical Generators
... In 1840, Wheatstone brought out his magneto-electrical machine for generating continuous currents ... It afterwards appeared that Werner von Siemens, Samuel Alfred Varley, and Wheatstone had independently arrived at the principle within a few months of each ... on 24 December 1866 Siemens called attention to it on January 17, 1867 and Wheatstone exhibited it in action at the Royal Society on the above date ...

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