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[hweet-stohn, weet- or, esp. British, -stuh n]
  1. Sir Charles,1802–75, English physicist and inventor.
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  • Wheatstone by his knowledge of Ohm's law and the electro-magnet was probably able to enlighten him.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

    J. Munro

  • Wheatstone and he obtained a considerable sum for the use of their apparatus.

  • Wheatstone was knighted in 1868, after his completion of the automatic telegraph.

  • The year of the telegraph—1837—was an important one for Morse, as it was for Cooke and Wheatstone.

  • If it was mainly invented by Wheatstone, it was chiefly introduced by Cooke.