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1726 __ To convey electricity through wires
John Wood (?-?)
Comment : John Wood, an English architect of considerable repute, is said to have shown that the electric fluid could be conveyed through wires a long distance, and, during the year 1747, one of the earliest applications of Wood’s discovery was made by Dr. William Watson, who extended his experiments over a space of four miles, comprising a circuit of two miles of wire and an equal distance of ground. (Paul Fleury Mottelay)
Source : Fleury Mottelay, Paul (1922), “Bibliographical History of Electricity and Magnetism, Chronologically Arranged”, Read Books (2008), p. 159.
Source : Jones, Alexander (1852), “Sketch of Electric Telegraph”, New York, p. 7.

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